Tom Brennan(Hour 3b, c) Dr. Tom Brennan called in to stress the importance of transparency in the development of Academic Standards in Manchester, “Even if it takes longer.”  Is there a bias towards Common Core on the development team?  Tom believes a balanced committee would most certainly be the best approach.  Brennan also had more to say on parents’ involvement, or lack of involvement, in the educational process.  How big a problem is it?  What are the biggest barriers in the public schools?  Jim and Tom also discussed refugees, immigrants and teachable moments.

12-26-2013 Hour 3b, c