Common Core PanelWe were on the scene for the Debate on Common Core at the St. Anselm College Institute of Politics on Monday night.  This was one of the most important events on public education ever to happen in the State of NH.

Senior Fellow Sid Glassner of the NE Society for the Study of Education  joined Rich for some pre-debate and post-debate commentary.  We heard some interesting comments from folks stopping by our broadcast table, too!

Supporters of Common Core

Tom Raffio: President and CEO of Northeast Delta Dental and Chairman of the New Hampshire State Board of Education

Dr. David Pook: teacher at Derryfield School and Granite State College, education consultant and contributing writer of the Common Core English Language Arts standards

Bill Duncan: Retired software entrepreneur, granddad, education advocate and founder of Advancing New Hampshire Public Education

Opponents of Common Core

Emmett McGroarty: Executive Director of Education at American Principles Project

Jamie Gass: Director of the Center for School Reform at Pioneer Institute

Ann Marie Banfield: Education Researcher and Education Liaison for Cornerstone Action

(Pre Debate Discussion) 05-19-2014 CC Pre Debate

(Debate on CC – Hour 1) 05-19-2014 CC Debate 1

(Debate on CC – Hour 2) 05-19-2014 CC Debate 2

(Post Debate Discussion) 05-19-2014 CC Post Debate

(Debate on CC – Dr. Pook) 05-19-2014 CC Pook Closing Statement

(Debate on CC – Closing Statements) 05-19-2014 CC Closing Statements  (includes the “white man privilege” statement of Dr. Pook, starting at 6:48.)

Click here for video of the debate.  Click here for our news story.  Click here for our Common Core coverage.