(Hour 3b, c) Our British Guest Host compared notes with former Superintendent Tom Brennan on the subject of education in America. Oonagh thinks that kids not learning to read and basic math is “disgraceful” and Brennan shared her sentiments. Tom is troubled by a school system that isn’t delivering the highest quality of education. The battles between educators and the Dept. of Education “and some parents” complicate the struggle to adjust to a “new curriculum every year.” Catholic schools vs. public schools and the ongoing debate over Common Core. Does Common Core lower or raise standards? And if Common Core indeed does lower academic standards, why are we even considering adopting it?
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David S. Martinez is a native of Indiana who moved to NH in 1977 and has resided there ever since. A 1984 graduate of Manchester High School West, Dave is a former corporate nomad who worked for various financial, retail and restaurant outlets. In 1997, he began his career as a professional Disc Jockey and founded DJ Dave Entertainment in 2001. He has been involved with the Girard at Large show since it's launch in September, 2011.
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