(Hours 1a,b,c) Rich was joined by Sonja Witkowski, who is a candidate for MEA (Manchester Education Association) President. After sharing her background, Rich
asked about the role of the Union, Union PR and more.
(Hour 1b) Rich further inquired about how the Union can better communicate with the public moving forward. They discussed whether district changes to accommodate English language learners are necessary, changing standards in the Manchester School District, how assessments should be handled and teacher pay raises. Finally, they took a call from Eddy in Manchester, who wondered about teacher mandates.
(Hour 1c) In his final segment with her, Rich asked Sonja about Charter Schools, reforms for traditional public schools, the role of parents in education, parental notifications and a tax-credit plan.