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School Choice: Parental Involvement and Technological Implementation

(Hours 3b,c) Rich talked to Felix Alvarado, Headmaster at Straight “A” Academy, for Is Our Children Learning.  They began the segment by talking about the passing of Sid Glassner, long time Anchor of Is Our Children Learning and Host of Inside Education.  They then transitioned into a discussion about school choice, talking about the discouragement of parental involvement, and Felix made his opinion about compulsory education clear. (Hour 3c) Felix began the final segment by expressing his vision regarding what school choice should look like.  They talked about technology within the school system and Felix shared his frustration with what...

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Presence of the Press and President Trump’s International Travels

(Hour 1b) Rich and Ed Naile, Anchor of A Question of Voter Fraud, talked about the Kellyann Conway event that Rich recently attended.  They spoke about how the event was reported on and discussed the importance of following the press.  They then shared about President Donald Trump’s recent activity and the press coverage of said trip.  Tune in to get the details....

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Manchester School District: High Funding and an Inferior Curriculum

(Hour 3a) “School is where the money is, and it’s about time the taxpayers… start asking questions,” Rich said as he discussed spending in the Queen City.  He talked about a degeneration of competency as a result of the school curriculum and pointed out the discrepancy between education in the Manchester School District and college-level learning.  Finally, he wondered what the benefits of the teacher pay raises were for the taxpayers and addressed the Union’s request for further funding.  Tune in to hear all about it!...

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Sid Glassner – The Mourning a Great Man

(Hours 1a,b,c) Rich opened up the show by explaining to the listeners why the Girard at Large radio show was off the air on Friday morning.  He then shared the devastating news about the passing of Inside Education host Sid Glassner. Click here for Ann Marie Banfield’s tribute to the well-loved, well respected Sid Glassner. (Hour 1b) Rich played a clip from an Is Our Children Learning segment about regarding Pearl Harbor that was particularly memorable to him. Click here for the archive link.  (Hour 1c) Rich completed the archived clip from the last segment.  Tune in to hear more...

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Domicile Disarray, a Budgetary Battle and the Attempt to Change a Zoning Ordinance

(Hours 1a,b,c) Rich started the hour by updating the listeners about the Croydon Bill and Senate Bill 3, speaking about voter fraud issues.  He shared about the show calendar,talked about a texting and driving seminar at West High School and ended the segment by sharing about a back and forth between Mayor Ted Gatsas and Finance Officer Bill Sanders regarding budgetary matters at last nights Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting.  (Hour 1b) “This is a Democratic ruse,” Rich said to Ed Naile, Chairman of the Coalition of New Hampshire Taxpayers, regarding Senate Bill 3.  They discussed those who...

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An Ethics Investigation and Pressure to Take State Assessments

(Hour 3b) Rich talked to Kimberly Morin of NH Political Buzz for Politically Buzzed.  She started the segment by discussing the ethics investigations of State Representatives Robert Fisher and Sherry Frost.  She then reported on parents who are being pressured to allow their children to take the Smarter Balanced Assessment.  Tune in to get all of the details!...

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The Push to Restrict Commissioner Edelblut from Reviewing Educational Standards

(Hour 1b) Rich talked about Ann Marie Banfield’s blog post concerning the New Hampshire Superintendents Association’s attempt to block Commissioner of Education Frank Edelblut from reviewing English and Math standards.  He shared his support for local control, however disparaged the violation of the law in order to push an agenda. Click here for the mentioned blog post....

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SUPPORT NH Education Commissioner Edelblut review of the Common Core Standards in NH

Today at the NH State Board of Ed meeting, there was an attempt to STOP Commissioner Edelblut from reviewing the current (Common Core) English and Math standards.  In other words, these people are perfectly fine with maintaining the dumbed down standards in our public schools. Administrators from Laconia, Merrimack, the North Country, Hillsborough- Deering, Oyster River along with SAU 16  (Brentwood, Exeter, East Kingston, Kensington, Newfields, Stratham and Exeter) spoke before the State Board of Education in support of keeping the dumbed down Common Core Standards in place.  At the invitation of Carl Ladd from the NH Superintendents Association, all spoke against...

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School Board Criticisms and Religious Hypocrisy in School Text

(Hours 1a,b) Rich started the show by talking about a San Diego School Board meeting, before he informed the listeners that the ACLU is suing the Granite State over absentee ballot guidelines.  He then discussed a criticism that the Manchester School Board received from a student within their jurisdiction.  Finally, he addressed religious text within the Granite State’s school curriculum.  “Political correctness is destroying the country,” he pointed out.  Tune in to get the details.   (Hour 1b) Rich gave the listeners a reminder about our country’s first run-in with militant Islamist groups.  He then played a clip from the...

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