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State Mandates and Educational Expenditure

(Hour 2b) Rich began by pointing out a reason why he is against full-day kindergarten.  He then spoke about the Granite State’s need to examine it’s mandates and shared his support for Charter Schools, while explaining why he removed his daughter from The Founders Academy.  Finally, he discussed special ed, differentiated aid and more.  Tune in to get all of the details!...

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Senate Finance Chair Discusses Pending Budget

(Hours 2a,b,c) Rich talked to Senator Gary Daniels, who is the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee.  Senator Daniels started by sharing about his time so far as part of the Senate Finance Committee and telling the listeners what he thinks should be considered in creating the budget.  They discussed infrastructure funding appropriation, tax cuts and more. (Hour 2b) Rich continued with Senator Daniels by inquiring about the increased level of disagreement over the budget.  They talked about where spending is increasing and why it is doing so, tackling social services spending, full day kindergarten, Planned Parenthood and more. ...

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State Involvement: UNH’s Failings and School Choice

(Hour 3c) Rich closed out the show by discussing the direction that education is headed in.  He wondered about the appeal in State involvement, citing the ownership of the University of New Hampshire as an example, and pointed out the failings in how the University is being operated.  He then extolled the virtues of the school choice movement and took a call from Harriet in Deerfield, who shared her point of view. Click here for information about Boston College’s Reverend J. Donald Monan, S.J....

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EdChoice Discusses School Choice

(Hour 3a) Rich talked to Jason Bedrick of EdChoice.  After discussing his roots in the Granite State, Jason spoke about why school choice is in the best interest for parents.  They tackled Senate Bill 193, talking about an education savings account and addressing criticisms, and wondered about what the effects will be on the public school system. Click here for EdChoice’s site and here for more information on SB193....

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Rezoning in the Queen City: Discussing Demographics

(Hours 2a,3a) Rich talked about the rezoning proposals in Ward 1 and Ward 8.  He shared about housing for young professionals and pointed out the impacts of different demographics within a school district.  He then spoke about Weston Elementary School’s change regarding free and reduced hot lunch due to housing development and shared his opinion about how to improve the housing situation for the benefit of the existing community.  Tune in to get the details. Editor’s Note: Green Acres School will be affected, not Highland Goffe’s Falls School.   (Hour 3a) “Schools reflect their neighborhoods,” Rich said as he continued on topic....

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Thomas Frischknecht on the Charter School Movement

(Hours 3b,c) Rich talked to Thomas Frischknecht for Is Our Children Learning.  Thomas started by explaining how he became involved in the Charter School movement.  He spoke about a mismanagement of funding, his assistance in the revitalization and growth of the nationally recognized Academy for Science and Design and more.  Tune in for the details! (Hour 3c) Thomas started the final hour by answering Rich’s question regarding his assistance in the Charter School movement.  He explained the funding of the schools, state funding guidelines and House Bill 419,  Finally, they talked about Governor Chris Sununu’s funding proposition and the obstacles...

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Mayor Gatsas on Full Day Kindergarten, the Opioid Epidemic and Redistricting

(Hours 3a,b,c) Rich talked to Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas.  The topics that they discussed were as follow: Testifying for Full Day Kindergarten in Concord Why to Support Full Day Kindergarten Kindergarten’s Utilization to Fight the Opioid Epidemic Dept. of Health and Human Services’ Funding Responsibility  Amendment to House Bill 400   (Hour 3b) Rich and the Mayor continued with: The Risk of Carfentanil Manchester’s Rank with Drug Addiction Housing for Those in Recovery Redistricting: Manchester’s Feeder System (Hour 3c) Rich started the final segment by informing the listeners about some of the differences between local and federal politics.  He shared...

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Felix Alvarado and the Is Our Children Learning Segment

(Hours 3b,c) Rich spoke to Felix Alvarado of Straight “A” Academy for Is Our Children Learning.  After sharing his background as a teacher, he discussed how he got involved in private tutoring and test preparation.  He then explained why he saw a need for tutoring after reviewing statewide competency tests. Click here for Straight “A” Academy’s site. (Hour 3c) In the final segment of the day Felix expressed what he will be speaking about in his coverage of Sid Glassner’s Is Our Children Learning segment.  He talked about the private tutelage model that the Straight “A” Academy utilizes, which...

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Disrespect and Disapproval: Tom Raffio and a State Board of Education Meeting

(Hours 3a,b,c) In the absence of Is Our Children Learning Anchor Sid Glassner, Rich covered last month’s New Hampshire Board of Education meeting that has caused a stir among the community.  He started by playing a clip (Time Stamp: 06:30) about Ada from Greenland, who stepped down from her occupation as a medical doctor in order to homeschool her children.  He commented on her motives and discussed statements made by Board of Ed. Chairman Tom Raffio. Click here for the link to the video.   (Hour 3b) Rich played the second clip in this segment (Time Stamp: 16:30), in...

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A Rising Cost of Life and Keeping Up with Changing Educational Trends

(Hour 3a) Rich started this hour by updating the listeners on the Susan Rice story that he reported on yesterday (Click here for the archive).  He then, after receiving a note from a listener, shared his opinion on the tax increases in Milford.  He discussed retirement costs and full day kindergarten funding, and praised the Commissioner of Education on his recent activity.  Finally, he addressed the trend of parents sending their children to alternative schools. “Parents are voting with their feet,” he said.  Tune in to get all of the details! ...

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