(Hour 2a) Mayor Ted Gatsas gave us his take on the School Board’s decsion for Manchester to pursue our own academic standards instead of Common Core. Teachers are excited about the decision, but there seems to be some confusion about what really happened at the SB meeting last week. Gatsas clarifies and reaffirms the goal of teaching kids to read at a 3rd grade level by the third grade. Even if that means returning to 1930’s standards!
He also fields questions from Rich on the NH DOE waiver, Will Infantine, Joe Kelly Levasseur, campaign contribution controversies and the Pearl Street parking lot.