The BLM flag flown in Barrington, RI

Barrington Town Council members are destroying their community for ideology.

By Justin Katz | June 17, 2021 |

Identity politics is a great destroyer.  Not only does it pit neighbor against neighbor based on superficial qualities like skin color, but it acts as an ideological litmus test.  To its practitioners, one either bends the knee or is non-personned as a “hater.”  Look at what’s happening in Barrington. This is from a Sarah Doiron…

Jennifer Bergevine's email to students

Barrington High School shows how “project-based civics” makes students left-wing activists.

By Justin Katz | June 14, 2021 |

Parents Defending Education has released the Barrington school department’s response to its Access to Public Records Act (APRA) request concerning some teachers’ encouraging students to testify on a bill that seeks to ban Critical Race Theory (CRT) in Rhode Island schools: It appears from the documents that the administration was completely unaware both that students…

The Differences in Barrington

By Justin Katz | May 29, 2009 |

So why did Barrington buck the school-budget-cutting trend? I’d say that there are three factors, the most important of which being the track record of the schools themselves. As Andrew illustrated yesterday, Barrington’s schools are arguably the best in Rhode Island. Of course, as even the union will argue when it suits its purposes, it’s…

The Barrington FTM

By Carroll Andrew Morse | May 27, 2009 |

Bottom line: An approximately 850,000 dollar school budget increase, over what the appropriations committee recommended, passes by a vote of 569-323. Good evening from the town of Barrington. Voting on several budget resolutions is about to begin… Two non-controversial “housekeeping” items have so far passed. 300,000 from an unbuilt wind turbine was just moved to…

When the Majority Is Convenient

By Justin Katz | April 27, 2009 |

Here in Tiverton, there’s some growing grumbles about the latest property revaluation, which appears to have shifted the weight of the tax burden toward those with waterfront property. Our situation appears mild (so far) in comparison with Barrington’s. Nonetheless, the phrase “class warfare” has been uttered, here and there, which is why a sentiment expressed…

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