NEA-RI logo overshadows South Kingstown schools logo

It appears that NEA-RI is stalking South Kingstown.

By Justin Katz | June 9, 2021 |

Most people who pay attention to these sorts of things know that the South Kingstown school department has the dubious distinction of having as one of its governing school committee members, Sarah Markey,  an actual organizer from the National Education Association of Rhode Island (NEA-RI), which is the state-level union representing the district’s teachers.  That…

A shush post at VisionLab

When Journalists Deride Requests for Public Access in Government

By Justin Katz | June 8, 2021 |

With their ideological bias, Rhode Island journalists don’t see themselves as aligned with those seeking public accountability regardless of worldview, but with the powerful seeking to impose their worldview on the powerless.

Colors in a bubble

Politics This Week with John DePetro: Blowing Progressive Bubbles in RI

By Justin Katz | June 7, 2021 |

This week, John and Justin discuss how Rhode Island media, politicians, and officials trip themselves and others up because they see the world from within bubbles.

Nicole Solas on Fox & Friends

Nicole Solas only seems suspect from within Tara Granahan’s media bubble.

By Justin Katz | June 7, 2021 |

For twenty minutes of your time, Tara Granahan’s WPRO interview with the South Kingstown mother whom the local school committee nearly sued to stop her from seeking information about their ideological curriculum provides a short lesson in how Rhode Island insiders think. PODCAST: The @TaraGranahan interview with Nicole Solas that everyone is talking about:…

Angelica Infante-Green

The education commissioner should go after the teachers unions for the right reasons.

By Justin Katz | June 4, 2021 |

I’m with Rhode Island Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green in believing that negotiating teacher contracts should be a professional endeavor of well-meaning parties and that professional union organizers prevent that from being the case when they aren’t getting their way.  Indeed, from the early months after her arrival in the state, I’ve been saying Infante-Green was…

South Kingstown School Committee discusses lawsuit

South Kingstown’s School Committee is abusing its position, even if it isn’t suing a local mother.

By Justin Katz | June 3, 2021 |

According to William Jacobson on Legal Insurrection, the South Kingstown School Committee has voted not to sue local mom Nicole Solas, but instead to try to resolve their differences outside of the courts.  In this case, remember, “resolving differences” means providing a taxpayer with information to which she has a legal right. In these circumstances, it’s always…

South Kingstown schools logo

Is the South Kingstown School Committee retaliating against a resident for seeking information about indoctrination in the schools?

By Justin Katz | June 2, 2021 |

Nicole Solas describes her experience as a concerned mother with the schools in South Kingstown, on Legal Insurrection: These initial high estimates of public records requests are common barriers to parents obtaining information about their children’s school district. A parent in another Rhode Island school district received an estimate of $17,295.75 to obtain public information related…

Providence Student Union Bill of Rights sign

The Providence Student Union “Student’s Bill of Rights” is a righteousness redirect.

By Justin Katz | June 1, 2021 |

The featured image of this post, which is one of several paid ads that the Providence Student Union has placed around Providence, according to Steve Ahlquist on Uprise RI, illustrates how off base the demands of progressive ideology have thrown young activists.  The full list of 23 asserted rights isn’t much better. Note to students:  Your…

Panelists for Legal Insurrections Unity Not Division event

A broad coalition opposes critical race theory in our schools.

By Justin Katz | May 31, 2021 |

William Jacobson has posted video on Legal Insurrection of an event his organization sponsored addressing the move toward “critical race theory” activism, particularly in our towns and in our schools.  Here’s the 38-minute highlight video; the original post has the full video.

National Report Card and Real RI Promise: Worse State Does, More Money It Takes

By Justin Katz | May 27, 2021 |

Continuing Rhode Island’s approach to addressing its education catastrophe will only buy more time for special interests to avoid the pressure for change.

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