When discussing policy in Rhode Island, I almost always encounter two bizarre arguments.
These seemingly in conflict points of view are often employed by the same actors.
It is probably not unique to Rhode Island, but that won’t stop me from calling it Rhode Island Disease.
In December 2009, the education department head, Professor Kenneth K. Wong, another graduate student and myself were part of a three-person team consulting the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) on how to establish a new state funding formula. We worked with finance and legal staff at the department to ...
Proposing a small improvement to Rhode Island’s pension reform.
I like this piece in Slate on Paul Cuffee Middle School, a charter school right here in Providence. Most of what I know about child development seems to suggest that middle schools are sort of ridiculous. At the moment children are looking for role models and close relationships with adults ...
Some expanded thoughts beyond my Nesi’s Notes guest post on school funding in Pawtucket and Woonsocket.