Where’s the sense of urgency in Rhode Island?

December 9, 2018

Gov. Gina Raimondo is sending the wrong signals about public education in Rhode Island.

Gov. Gina Raimondo is sending the wrong signals about public education in Rhode Island.

She was nowhere to be seen when the state released execrable scores from standardized tests last month, showing that if Rhode Island were a school district, it would rank in the bottom 10 percent of Massachusetts districts.

Finally asked about this disaster by a reporter at a press conference held on a different topic last week, she deemed the numbers a “wake-up call.” (How many of those have there been in Rhode Island over the years — without seemingly waking anyone up?) But she essentially defended the status quo.