A Lesson for the Town’s Educators (and Parents)

By Justin Katz | March 16, 2011 |

Not surprisingly, a majority of Little Compton parents would prefer to keep the town’s students flowing through one of the state’s best high schools, in Portsmouth, rather than move them over to Tiverton’s facility right next door. I’ve explained why I would feel the same, were I among them, but the number of reasons that…

What School Choice Is Already Telling Us

By Justin Katz | January 10, 2011 |

For several generations, Little Compton, RI, has been practicing a community school choice by sending its teenagers elsewhere for high school. The obvious choice should be Tiverton, just over an indistinguishable border, but at least since the ’70s, the kids of LC have been traveling to Aquidneck Island. My Patch column, this week, looks at…

Different Towns, Different Compassion for Taxpayers’ Plight

By Justin Katz | April 30, 2010 |

According to the Newport Daily News, some elected officials in Middletown are willing to acknowledge the economy in which constituents are having to struggle: Councilman Edward J. Silveira said he submitted a docket item to discuss the issue [of a zero percent increase] after hearing from residents and businesses about the increased hardships they’re facing.…

Start Installing Highway U-Turns, Now

By Justin Katz | February 3, 2010 |

My blogging time has been constricted, this week, for two reasons: First, I’ve been working on a piece of writing of the sort that dangles a thread of hope that someday I may actually be able to make a living stringing words together. Second, I’ve been rushing to get back some of the excess tax…

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