Episode 210: Homeschooling Homework
Denis is joined by NH State Rep. JR Hoell for a discussion of HB1571, a bill which would reduce the paperwork burden for homeschoolers. Also: the effects of free markets on education, and your NH Constitution, Part 1, Article 6
Episode 198: Education Funding
Education adequacy and education funding are defining issues for New Hampshire. Denis is joined by Rep. Gary Richardson for a discussion about the status of funding for education, the role of the courts and the legislature in education, the constitutional amendments currently under consideration, and targeting education funds.
Also: your NH Constitution, Part I, Article 6: Morality and Piety
Episode 168: NH Education Status
Denis interviews NH Senator Jim Forsythe, Vice-Chair of the Senate Education Committee, about several education-related bills:
- SB196 - Teachers' contracts & "tenure"
- HB542 - Conscientious objection to school programs
- HB340 - Education/school choice tax abatement
Also: Your NH Constitution, Part I, Art. 6
Episode 162: Parental Freedom - Education
Denis and Lydia interview Alan Schaeffer from the Network for Educational Opportunity (NEO). We also welcome back NH State Representatives JR Hoell and Steven Cunningham. We discuss education-related bills currently at play in the NH legislature. Vouchers, how NH is different, scholarships, education tax forgiveness, facilitating school choice, school funding-related Constitutional Amendments, and the role of state-run education.
Also: Denis' recommendations for how to survive the impending collapse of the US Dollar.
Episode 154: Current NH Issues
Denis and Lydia chat with NH State Rep. Lynne Blankenbeker about current topics under discussion in the NH State House. We cover the budget, CACR 9 concerning parental rights, and CACR 12 concerning education.
Special thanks to director emeritus Rob Barton for making this episode possible!
Also: NH Constitution, Part I, Article 2 - Natural Rights
Episode 151: Home School Issues
Denis and Lydia have a fast-paced, fascinating conversation with NH State Representative Laura Jones. Rep. Jones and her family moved to New Hampshire to escape Tennessee's compliance with the federal Real-ID program. Settling in Rochester, this home-schooling family got active to help preserve the New Hampshire way of life. Both Laura Jones and her son Kyle were elected to the state legislature in 2010. Laura focuses on helping parents who chose to educate their children at home.
Also: NH Constitution: Part 1, Article 6
Episode 148: Constitutional Review
Lydia and Denis interview Rep. Dan Itse, Chair of the newly-created Committee for Constitutional Review. Topics include bringing Constitutional questions to the center of the legislative process, the (also newly-formed) Committee for Redress of Grievances, NH state finances, sound money, education, and the NH Constitution: Part 1, Article 6
Episode 145: Governor Gary Johnson
Denis has an exciting discussion with Gary Johnson, former governor of New Mexico. Gary tells us his plan for balancing the US budget. Not in 5 or 10 years, but immediately. Refreshingly, he doesn't pull any punches: it's going to be painful, requiring cuts to Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security and the military. His opposition to US involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan is passionate, principled, and smart. We hit social issues, too: the war on drugs, health care, and immigration. Give Gary Johnson a listen; it's a worthy investment of your time.
Concord Monitor article: "A provocative start to the 2012 primary"
Also: NH Constitution, Part I, Article 3
Episode 135: Race to the Top
Denis and Lydia chat about the federal 'Race to the Top' education grants program with Ann Marie Banfield, from Cornerstone Action.
Also: NH Constitution, Part I, Art.7