Jim Taricani invited me and RIFuture.org owner/editor Bob Plain to sit in for 10 News Conference, this morning. The topics leaned more toward politics than policy, but we bloggers did manage to pull the conversation toward political philosophy a bit. Specifically, we discussed economic development, the RI economy, the Congressional district 1 race, and the presidential race.
As a side note, hanging out in the waiting area, Plain corrected my erroneous impression of his “mash-up” of my two roles — with the RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity and with Anchor Rising — as “Prosperous Rising.” Apparently, it wasn’t meant as a compliment, but rather to imply that we’re focused on making those who are already prosperous more so (the 1% and all that).
I’d like to suggest that any prosperous person who agrees with Bob’s interpretation should consider financial support for either organization for which I write. However, from my perspective, the unifying theme of the Center, the Ocean State Current, and Anchor Rising is that of changing Rhode Island such that people can realize their prosperous potential. Everybody’s got a successful, comfortable professional inside of him- or herself, and it is that which we seek to help rise. Such folks should read our work and behave accordingly in the civic sphere.
Of the following two issues related to Rhode Island’s public schools, which one is a greater concern?