By Steve Ahlquist on February 10, 2016
The conference “is meant to be for grassroots activists and young people just developing an interest in socialism, feminism and Marxism as well as people who have had the opportunity to study these traditions in a focused way through an educational institution,” say organizers.
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By Steve Ahlquist on February 8, 2016
We are, as a state, pursuing failed economic and job creation strategies, and we will continue to fail unless our elected leaders take this new data seriously.
Posted in Business & Tech, Campaign 2016, corporate greed, Democrats, Economic Development, Economy, Education, Featured, National News, News, Politics, Providence, Rhode Island, State Budget, State House, Unemployment, Video | Tagged Davos, Dennis Algiers, Dominick Ruggerio, GE, General Electric, Gina Raimondo, Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, John Haltiwanger, M. Teresa Paiva-Weed, Michael Leachman, Michael Mazerov, Nicholas A. Mattiello, NuLabel, State Job Creation Strategies Often Off Base, tax stabilization agreements, TSAs, World Economic Summit | 9 Responses
By Andrew Stewart on February 7, 2016
Rhode Island’s Future is dedicated to providing both quality news and analysis while also giving showcase to amazing arts and entertainment programming. As part of this, we will host a new Sunday Night Movie column that goes out of the way to find the quirky, kooky, and weird material we know our readers will enjoy. […]
By Andrew Stewart on February 7, 2016
The RIC/AFT Assembly of Departmental Representatives write to express our concern over, and objection to, the use of Rhode Island College Foundation funds to hire the State of Rhode Island’s Chief Innovation Officer (CInO). While the Foundation is an independent entity over which faculty members have no direct control, we feel compelled to speak out […]
By Steve Ahlquist on January 28, 2016
In a mildly contentious House debate, Reps passed 2016-H 7051, legislation that would require the approval of a city or town council to establish or expand a charter school.
Featuring Rep. Antonio Giarrusso, Rep. Michael J. Marcello, Rep. Gregg Amore, Rep. John J. DeSimone, Rep. David A. Coughlin, Jr., Rep. Patricia A. Serpa (who introduced the legislation) and Rep. Patricia L. Morgan.
Posted in cities and towns, Class Warfare, Education, Featured, People, Rhode Island, State House, Video | Tagged 5 minute house debate, Antonio Giarrusso, charter schools, David A. Coughlin, Gregg Amore, John J. DeSimone, Jr., Michael J. Marcello, Patricia A. Serpa, Patricia L. Morgan | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on January 27, 2016
Under the new protocols, first responders and medical personnel look for signs of violence, fear and coercion. In the event a victim is identified, the protocols call for a safety assessment and evidence collection, contacting the police, DCYF, the Hasbro Aubin Center, the parents and Day One.
Posted in Civil Rights / Liberties, Education, Featured, Health Care, Poverty, State House, Video, Women, Youth | Tagged Aubin Center at Hasbro’s Children’s Hospital, Christine Barron, Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC), Danielle Obenhaus, Day One, dcyf, Gina Raimondo, M. Teresa Paiva-Weed, Peg Langhammer | 3 Responses
By Andrew Stewart on January 27, 2016
Are two recent stories about Rhode Island College are related? Andrew Stewart wants to know.
By Devyn Kyle Garris on January 27, 2016
“We have been sold a deceptive story about education.”
By Steve Ahlquist on January 21, 2016
“Of our textbook’s 1,192 pages, fewer than 100 pages are dedicated to people of color. That’s less than 10% of our history curriculum, in a district where 91% of the students are people of color. That is unacceptable.”
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By John McDaid on January 14, 2016
At their meeting tonight, the working group is expected to approve 20 recommendations responding to Gov. Raimondo’s executive order.
By Andrew Stewart on January 9, 2016
Glen Ford of Black Agenda Report is one of my favorite analysts and journalists, a man whose reportage has been compared to the work of Frederick Douglass by Prof. Tony Monteiro. His mind is sharp and brilliant in ways that make me honored to have corresponded with him. Here, Ford explains the way that the […]
By Steve Ahlquist on January 8, 2016
“I’ve also found mushed green gooey rotten red apples, a juice dated to 2001 and grilled cheese sandwiches where they just rubbed cheese on it and took it off,” says Ortiz.
Posted in Class Warfare, corporate greed, Education, Featured, Health Care, National News, News, Providence, Rhode Island, Women, Youth | Tagged Classical High School, jorge elorza, Leslie Ann Ortiz, Providence Schools, Sodexo | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on January 6, 2016
14.3 percent of Rhode Islanders live in poverty. That rate climbs to 19.8 percent when we talk about children specifically.
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights / Liberties, Class Warfare, Democrats, Economy, Education, Events, Featured, Homelessness, Housing, Immigration, Labor, National News, News, Photos, Poverty, Religion, Rhode Island, State House, Taxes, Women, Youth | Tagged Calvary Worship Center, earned income tax credit, EITC, Gina Raimondo, Herson Gonzalez, M. Teresa Paiva-Weed, Maxine Richman, Nicholas Mattiello, Opening Doors RI, payday loans, Rachel Simon, Rhode Island Interfaith Coalition to Reduce Poverty, ri coalition for the homeless, RICH, RIPTA | 2 Responses
By Andrew Stewart on December 19, 2015
News broke this week that embattled Rhode Island College President Nancy Carriuolo will step down from her post in spring 2016 under terms in her contract designating her departure as “termination without cause.” This is a truly saddening moment for many in the college community and leaves some discouraged but others, including students, claiming victory. […]
Posted in Education, Featured | Tagged Jane Fusco, John Nazarian, Mark Motte, Michael Smith, Nancy Carriuolo, Peg Brown, Rhode Island College, Rhode Island College President Nancy Carriuolo | 3 Responses
By Andrew Stewart on December 17, 2015
Jacobin magazine is not my favorite publication on the Left, mostly because it seems to have some spots where it is putting its layout editorial policy ahead of everything else, producing gorgeous magazines that sometimes seem to be all over the place ideologically. That said, they did a fantastic job this summer commemorating the 150th […]
By Andrew Stewart on December 12, 2015
The Rhode Island College shared governance body, the College Council, composed of faculty representatives from each department, adjuncts, professional staff, and the President, held a vote of confidence in the leadership of President Nancy Carriuolo on December 11. While this body is not representative of the entirety of the college community, it does serve as a […]
Posted in Education, Featured | Tagged Jane Fusco, John Nazarian, Mark Motte, Michael Smith, Nancy Carriuolo, Peg Brown, Rhode Island College, Rhode Island College President Nancy Carriuolo | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on December 4, 2015
In response to the story on RI Future, in which it a video seemed to show a University of Rhode Island police officer or private security guard kick a suspect while he was being apprehended, URI has released the following statement…
By Andrew Stewart on December 3, 2015
Rhode Island College professors attended an Open Forum at the Council on Postsecondary Education at the Community College of Rhode Island Warwick campus to express their support for Rhode Island College President Nancy Carriuolo and repudiate the charges made by several RIC employees several weeks ago in a letter that was shared with the Providence Journal […]
By Sheila Resseger on November 23, 2015
Something sinister has been happening to public education in America for the last decade or more. Billionaires such as Bill Gates, Eli Broad, and the Walton family have poured their fortunes into remaking our public schools and our public school students into what they envision will be good for multi-national corporations such as Pearson, Microsoft, […]
By Andrew Stewart on November 22, 2015
News broke on Friday that “[a] group of current and former Rhode Island College employees is asking the state Council on Postsecondary Education to replace college President Nancy Carriuolo, who they accuse of destabilizing the institution.” Yet those who have a rudimentary understanding of how the internal dynamics of Rhode Island College work grasp very […]