Board of Education Chairman Tom Raffio implied that Manchester’s refusal numbers were lower than previously reporter during his visit with the Manchester Board of School Committee last week. That got us curious. What we found was that Raffio was right. The numbers were wrong, but they were actually substantially higher than previously reported. What does this mean and why is it important? Might it explain the fierce opposition of state education officials to bills that codify a parent’s accepted right to refuse on behalf of their children and prevent them from requiring adopting the Common Core? This is NEWS you’ll get ONLY on Girard at Large!