Sid Glassner, Senior Fellow with the New England Society for the Study of Education, joined us this morning for Is Our Children Learning. The segment started with a faux complaining session about Rich’s own show. Sid came on to the show talking about school boards. Do school boards function with the best interest of the children in mind? Do they serve a function to better education in the community? Sid thinks that they have transitioned away from their main mission. Tune in to the first segment to hear more.
In the second segment Sid told us a story that took place in 1929. He gave us a picture of how the school districts ran back then and pointed out the parallels. In order to avoid repeating mistakes, it is very important to take note of the follies of the past. Tune in to this segment to see what’s the same, what has changed, and to get an interesting look at the thought processes behind the generations that came before us.
In the last segment they continued commenting on Sid’s story from the last segment. They moved on to the Manchester school board’s discussion over the ‘Aspen Catastrophe.’ Is project based education the best method for our children to learn? Tune in and hear Sid’s notes on the topic!