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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 02-07-2019

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©2019 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. valleybreeze.com @ valleybreeze.com @ Living THE VALLEY BREEZE FEBRUARY 7-13, 2019 Calendar 8 Entertainment 2 Movies 5 Real Estate 7 Recipe 6 Classifi eds 10 QUICK INDEX Traditional Parenting JOHN ROSEMOND The myths of public education As regards nearly every public pol- icy topic these days, myths abound, but few mythologies rival that of pub- lic education. A sample: MYTH: Smaller classrooms promote better learning. FACT: The teacher-pupil ratio has little to do with student achievement, as demonstrated in the 1950s when elementary classrooms were burst- ing at the seams (nearly three times as many students per teacher than is presently the case) and student achievement was significantly higher than it has been since. This particu- lar canard is promoted by teacher unions, administrators and politicians on both sides of the aisle who seek to curry favor with teacher unions and administrators. The unassail- able fact is that student achievement has declined as classroom behavior problems have risen and teachers International Auto Show rolls into R.I. Visitors can learn about latest tech, including advanced safety features PROVIDENCE – Today's cars can do almost everything, except com- pletely take over the driving. Though fully autonomous vehicles may be right around the corner, many 2019 vehicles are already packed with advanced technology, especially safety features aimed at preventing or reducing collisions. And those in the market for a new car aren't complaining. When asked what characteristics are important when purchasing a new vehicle, 65 percent of people picked safety, making it the top consider- ation, according to a 2018 Global Consumer Survey from Statista. Local automobile aficionados and curious car buyers can learn about By MELANIE THIBEAULT Valley Breeze Staff Writer melanie@valleybreeze.com the latest technology, including safety features, at the 2019 Northeast International Auto Show, at the Rhode Island Convention Center, 1 Sabin St., Providence. On Friday, Feb. 8, from noon to 10 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 10, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., visitors can expect "a whole lot of new car smell," said DeeDee Taft, spokes- woman for the Auto Show. Featuring more than 250 vehicles See AUTO SHOW, Page 8 See PARENTING, Page 2 As in past years, visitors to the 2019 NORTHEAST INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW, at the Rhode Island Convention Center, will have the opportunity to view more than 250 vehicles from dozens of major domestic and import manufacturers, talk to product specialists and test drive the latest models from Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep and Ram. The show takes place Friday, Feb. 8, from noon to 10 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 10, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. O P T O M E T R I S T CUMBERLAND HILL VISION CARE DR. CLYDE HAWORTH, JR. Coach DKNY Prada Versace Joseph Abboud Polo Ralph Lauren Ray-Ban Dolce & Gabbana Complete Pair of Eyeglasses ONLY $89 from our Expanded Discount Collection! Eyeglass Prescriptions Filled or Duplicated Personal & Professional Eyecare Designer & Discount Eyewear Contact Lenses 1985 2190 Mendon Road, Cumberland RI • (401) 333-0090 Comprehensive eye examinations by appointment • Most insurances accepted American Optometric Association MEMBER TIMBER TREE SERVICE, INC. 24 Hour Emergency Tree Removal Bobcat Services Bobcat Services Firewood Bobcat Services Trimming FREE ESTIMATES 40 years Experience (401)726-TREE (8733) www.timbertreeserviceri.com 65 Ton & 45 Ton Cranes Available Licensed Arborists Fully Insured License #655

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