Erica DeVoe disrespects parents on TikTok

Westerly middle school teacher Erica DeVoe shouldn’t be TikTok pals with students and disrespecting their parents.

By Justin Katz | May 19, 2022 |

The attitude that Westerly middle school English teacher Erica DeVoe displays toward parents in this TikTok video, which is also targeted toward her students, is disturbing: Here you go… pic.twitter.com/wUzw67h5xJ — Robert Chiaradio (@bchiaradio14) May 6, 2022 One can gather from her commentary that she’s had a practice of making TikTok videos with her students,…

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Ride your party bike to somewhere free.

By Justin Katz | March 23, 2022 |

Westerly produces another bit of evidence that Rhode Island is not ultimately a free state: [Tom] Riley and Debbie Stebenne said they spent almost $30,000 on a custom party bike for their hotel near Misquamicut Beach. The goal was to bring an attraction to Rhode Island that is already a success in cities like Nashville,…

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Westerly’s teacher training shows how “Culturally Responsive Teaching” smuggles radical racism into the classroom.

By Justin Katz | December 3, 2021 |

In October, the national good-government group Judicial Watch published training documentation from the Westerly, Rhode Island, school department received from a whistleblower.  The training was developed by Rhode Island’s Highlander Institute, which recently transformed from a legitimate educational organization helping students with “learning differences” into one of the state’s leading promoters of the racist ideals…

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Politics This Week with John DePetro: Municipal and School Officials Build Toward Race War

By Justin Katz | July 20, 2021 |

Critical race theory is all the rage, and John DePetro and Justin Katz worry about RI government efforts to stoke it into conflict.

Discussing the Undiscussable in Westerly

By Carroll Andrew Morse | October 8, 2009 |

On the agenda at Wednesday night’s meeting of the Westerly School Committee, in the words of Victoria Goff of the Westerly Sun, was “[finalizing] the termination of Schools Superintendent Steven Welford’s two-month employment with the school district”. Mr. Welford had begun a three-year contract as Westerly’s superintendent of schools in July of this year. Goff’s…

Westerly School Committee Brings in a Professional

By Monique Chartier | March 2, 2009 |

On August 31, the contract between the Westerly Teachers’ Association and the Town of Westerly expires. The Westerly School Committee has already lined up a professional negotiator to assist them with the new contract. From yesterday’s Westerly Sun: After seeking requests for proposals for an outside negotiator, the School Committee received responses from five applicants…