STENHOUSE: No, Stupid, It’s Not The Economy

Now, before the next campaigns begin and new legislation is crafted, conservatives must reevaluate some of the old-school conventional wisdom campaign tenets that often compel good candidates to make bad decisions that lead to their electoral demise, albeit unintentionally and unknowingly. In state after state, it’s become obvious that conservatives must break the liberal stranglehold on […]

OPINION: Westerly Parent Responds to “Hit Job” by anti-Racism Group

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Anti-Racism Coalition (ARC), is a Westerly, Rhode Island based group, self-billed as the town’s first multicultural committee, whose stated mission is “Embracing multiculturalism to address racism through education and empowerment.” Concerned parents and ARC have regularly been engaged in a war of words – online and at public meetings – about what […]

“Parents United RI” Candidates Win Election Victories Across Rhode Island

Editor’s Note: For a first-time organization that did nothing more than post information on the web and ask candidates to take their pledge, with a 100% volunteer team, raising and spending no money at all, and raising awareness only via social media and word-of-mouth … the Parents United RI slate of candidates was an unqualified […]

With States Hands-Off, Homeschooling Takes Off

This article if from RealClearWire.com: https://realclearwire.com/articles/2022/11/02/as_states_let_home_schools_be_growing_numbers_are_just_fine_with_that_862241.html By Vince Bielski November 02, 2022 South Dakota epitomizes the rapid growth of homeschooling in America. Guided by the principle that parents, not the government, have the right to determine what and how their kids are taught, homeschooling families have overturned existing rules and batted down attempts over the […]

Is the RI Department of Education About to be Sued for Violating Parental Rights?

The Ocean State Current has obtained a copy of a letter sent to RIDE Commissioner, Angelica Infante Green, from FAIR, the Foundation Against Intolerance and Racism, requesting a response from the Department about changing its “Guidance for Rhode Island Schools on Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Students” policies … which FAIR claims are unconstitutional. According to […]

BREAKING: RI Dep’t of Health Says “No Discussion” Right Now of Covid-19 School Vax Mandates

Ask and you shall (may) receive. The Ocean State Current was the only known Rhode Island media outlet to make an official inquiry about the possibility of school vaccine mandates, following the CDC’s recommendation that the Covid-19 shot be included as part of children’s vaccine regiment. In a major development yesterday, the RI Department of Health […]

Will Any Candidate in RI Step-Up to Support a Parents-First Educational Approach?

NOTE: This commentary first appeared in the Providence Journal on October 8, 2022 **** IT’S TIME FOR R.I. TO ADOPT A PARENTS-FIRST EDUCATIONAL APPROACH If we learned anything from the harmful school lockdowns ordered by the RI Department of Health and the Governor at the onset of the pandemic, it is that parental rights were […]

UPDATE: Josh Mello’s Silent Protest vs Cranston Schools (see photos)

Josh Mello and his fiancé, Rachel, are still working on getting an investigation into how the Cranston School Department improperly removed his name from the ’emergency care card’ for his daughter, which subsequently led to a long train of incidents, resulting in Mello’s arrest. . (click here for previous reporting by The Current on the […]

Led by Westerly Priest, Christian Clergy Unite Against “pornography” in K-12 Schools

COMMENTARY: The open letter below was co-signed by over a dozen Catholic and other Christian pastors in Rhode Island to protest the immoral “obscenity” and “pornography” that young students are subjected to in their K-12 schools across our Ocean State. At a higher level, the poisoning of young minds with inappropriate sexual content is part […]

Cranston’s Library Director Responds to the Highly Protested Transgender Event.

Editorial comment: Below is the letter sent by the Library Director to the Cranston Public Library’s distribution list after it hosted the September 19 public educational event, which advised parents about the truth of what children are being taught about the transgender agenda in our schools; an event which spurred a multi-hundred person protest, along […]

Oversight Republicans investigate why DOE hasn’t spent COVID relief funds, role of teachers unions

Oversight Republicans have launched an investigation into how the U.S. Department of Education has handled billions of COVID-19 relief dollars, raising the alarm about the major learning loss experienced by students. Republicans on the House Oversight Committee sent a letter to Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona demanding documents and answers as to why most of the money has reportedly remained unspent.

Parents Win Major Victory, Defeating California Vax Bill that would Eviscerate Parental Rights

from our sister SPN think-tank, the California Policy Center Big news out of Sacramento: state Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) withdrew his disastrous measure, SB 866, yesterday on the final day of the legislative session. The bill would have allowed children as young as 15 years of age to get any vaccine without their parents’ […]

Lesson for RI? Grass roots efforts displace radical leftist school board members with moderate/conservative parents in Florida. Will RI voters do the same?

The nationwide elections last week included more than just primaries for statewide office. In many areas, there were also elections for school boards and other regional positions. In Florida, conservatives celebrated unprecedented success in defeating radical left school board members with moderate and coservative candidates. Multiple county school boards, including Miami/Dade – one of the […]

UPDATE: Conn AG is Investigating Public School Administrator for Alleged Discriminatory Hiring Against Catholics and Teachers Over 30

Greenwich School Administrator Suspended State Attorney General and Dept. of Education have Launched Investigations Connecticut’s Attorney General said Thursday he will investigate alleged discriminatory hiring practices at an elementary school where an assistant principal said he systematically eliminated candidates who appeared to be conservative, practiced a faith or were over 30 years old. The state […]

Rhode Island budget includes child tax rebate

Rhode Island taxpayers earning less than $100,000, or joint filers up to $200,000, are eligible for the Rhode Island Child Tax Rebate. According to a state release, the rebates of $250 for up to three children are supportive of an estimated 115,000 families across the state. The law was part of the budget package signed by Democratic Gov. Dan McKee in June.

RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity Joins 130+ Orgs Across America to SAVE Title IX. Citizens encouraged to submit comments.

Center is part of a national movement protests Biden administration’s attempt to re-write federal regulations to punish schools and people that do not affirmatively further transgender ideologies Based on a media release today from the RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity, Rhode Island’s only conservative public policy think tank has joined with over 130 organizations […]

NK parent on School Committee “dereliction of duty”; understanding the “chain of command”

BACKGROUND: The following is a post by Megan Reilly, a frequent guest on In The Dugout with Mike Stenhouse with regard to the ‘naked body fat testing” scandal that is unfolding in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. Her Facebook group page, “Fixing a Broken System” has 257 members, but has come under criticism by school system […]

WATCH: Rich Southwell, Lead Plaintiff in Lawsuit, Challenges RI Attorney General to Stop Trying to Hide RIDOH Deposition

ALSO WATCH: Sten unloads on the RI Attorney General for his disdainful motion seeking to “quash” release of the embarrassing deposition by Dr. James McDonald in the Parents United RI school mask mandate lawsuit Below, lead plaintiff Rich Southwell, challenges the AG and citizens to take action to make the deposition public:

DEPOSITION taken from Dr. James McDonald in Parents United RI school mask mandate lawsuit

Yesterday, Dr. James McDonald, former RIDOH Interim Director and Medical Director, was deposed by attorney Gregory Piccirilli. According to sources who witnessed the deposition, McDonald, under oath, revealed what most close observers suspected all along; that most of the highly-restrictive pandemic measures recommended by RIDOH and adopted by the Raimondo and McKee administrations … were arbitrarily made, likely for political reasons to follow what we now know was a false government narrative, with little or no actual scientific or credible data basis.

Why are Cranston Schools Refusing to Investigate the Disturbing Josh Mello Affair?

As of the posting of this updated story (June 21, 2022),  the Cranston school committee has not indicated whether or not it will investigate how a father and legal guardian of one if its students may have been improperly or even illegally removed from an authorized list to care for his own child. SEE JOSH’S […]

WATCH: N.K. School Committee Chair Ignores the Key Issue in “Naked Body-fat Test” report

VIDEO: Gregory Blasbalg, Chairman for the North Kingstown, RI school committee, gives lip service to the 146 page report filed by Judge Susan McGuirl. In his statement, Blasbalg completely ignores the failures of the School Committee to act, early on, after details of the Aaron Thomas abuse came to light.

Is the General Assembly Finally Moving to “Protect Our Kids”?

Updated June 8, 2022, 11:20 AM EST It appears as if Rhode Island’s General Assembly has finally been convinced to take action of the the “Protect Our Kids” legislation. Under intense pressure from the ParentsUnitedRI.com coalition, House Speaker Joseph Shekarchi has now allowed H8230 to have a hearing in the Judiciary Committee at the Rise […]

New Biden administration rule will tie federal education funding to LGBT mandates

An upcoming Biden administration rule change will tie billions of dollars in federal education funding to an array of LGBT policies, forcing school districts and universities to implement controversial rules on issues like transgender athletes in order to receive federal funding.

What are we doing to our kids? Mental Health Crisis is Self-Inflicted Wound

We are being told mental health is a crisis among students in our country. School children have been under stress from lockdowns, isolation, and now they are hearing about the tragic school shooting in Texas. The globalists of the world tell us we will never go back to normal, and we must accept a new […]

Only ONE Gubernatorial Candidate Takes a Position on the “Protect Our Kids Act” (S2219, H8230)

(updated 2:35pm May 19) Only one of the five (5) major announced candidates for Governor of Rhode Island has responded to The Ocean State Current’s request for a statement about the “Protect Our Kids” legislation – S2219 and H8230 … whether in support, opposition, or other position. Kalus’ statement was brief, but to the point: […]

Grand-mom Rips “Rah! Rah!” Parent Group for their “Blessed Tolerance” of Chariho Schools

(This column originally appeared in the Chariho Times) The Friends of Chariho Facebook page is a Rah, Rah, Chariho School page.  Everything is wonderful in Chariho. We support EVERYTHING Chariho! Rah, Rah! Rah! We will go after anyone that says anything is wrong in Chariho Land. We will call them names. We will accuse them […]

PRESS CONFERENCE: Parent Advocates Join Sen. de la Cruz to Support Child Safety Bills

Parental rights and child safety advocates joined with Senate Minority Whip Jessica de la Cruz (R-Dist. 23, North Smithfield, Burrillville, Glocester, North Smithfield) at the Rhode Island State House today to demand that legislation to close a loophole that allows those in positions of authority to engage in sexual relations with children is passed.

The Left’s War on Children

What are we doing to our children? The leaked news that the Supreme Court may be about to overturn its controversial 1973 Roe v. Wade decision has sent political shock waves across America. It’s also given new life to the left’s faux trope about “the right’s war on women.” But if we take a step back and take an […]

See the video: NK residents BLAST school committee, then are ignored

Wednesday evening’s special school committee meeting in North Kingstown had a single agenda item – to select a consulting firm to make a recommendation on the hiring of a new school superintendent. However, during the open comments period, two residents blasted the school committee for being the cause of the many legal, financial, and community […]

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