Providence’s Attack on Teachers

March 14th, 2011 | Posted by John Cronan Jr. in Papers - (Comments Off)

On February 22, the Providence Public School Department (PPSD) Superintendent Tom Brady and Mayor Angel Taveras announced the mass firing of all 1,926 teachers in Providence schools. It was approved in a 4-3 vote of the PPSD School Board. This can be and has to be characterized as nothing more than an attack on all working people of Rhode Island, particularly in an attempt to bust the unions, and, whether intended or not, an attack on Providence’s children and families. Read more

A Response to the War on Women

March 8th, 2011 | Posted by Eliot Tarver in Papers - (Comments Off)

A healthy and just birth culture, which puts the woman in charge of her own process, is only possible in a society which allows birth to be a choice — not an obligation. Birth and parenting should be rewarding and fulfilling, but this means that women and families need to be raising children because they truly want to. Read more