Archive for February, 2010

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March 4. Thursday.  Edith Ajello has crafted a bill that will create a new funding formula for the state’s schools.  Can’t wait to see how this comes out. I’ve long been confused when I hear elected officials from nearly every town talk about the need for such a formula, yet this is a zero sum […]

Check out the two different but similar stories on tonight. We have the story about the rally in protest of the firing of hundreds of teachers in Central Falls.  The paper cites a police source of 600-700 protesters. Contrast that with the story about a meeting held in Providence last night by superintendent Tom […]

There’s an interesting discussion going on over at about exactly why some people don’t like the idea of public sector unions but don’t care much about private sector unions. Basically it all comes down to the public unions are negotiating against taxpayers, there is no competition, the government can’t go out of business or […]

Who does John Boehner, the perma-tanned House Minority Leader, really think he’s kidding?  I think whichever party is in the minority, should be renamed the “weergunnas”, as in “Weergunna reform, weergunna increase transparency in government, weergunna do this or that”.  C’mon man.  Isn’t he the leader of the party who ran the show with a […]

I’m surprised that this story hasn’t been picked up more widely around the state.  There is a plan coming out  to let Rhode Island students graduate as much as two years early from high school and head off to college.  And there’s funding, startup money from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Students will merely […]

I support Robert Healey for Lieutenant Governor in November.  His whole platform is that he will take no salary, hire no staff and will work to eliminate the position. Now that is the smartest thing I’ve ever heard from anyone running for office.  (I’m hesitant to call him a politician, though he’s clearly political) Can […]