(Hours 3a,b,c) Rich spoke to Sid Glassner, Senior Fellow with the New England Society for the Study of Education, for Is Our Children Learning.  They started their conversation by talking about House Bill 207.  They shared about Common Core and the standards that are imposed by the State Department of Education.

 

(Hour 3b) Rich and Sid discussed the handling of special education.  They talked about the high costs to support special education and pointed out an issue in the defining of some important words.

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(Hour 3c) Rich read from a Union Leader article, which covered his outlook on civics education within the Manchester School District.  They talked about pressure towards teachers to teach to the test and the requirement of participation in a healthy democracy.

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