Rhode Island Legislates Low Expectations

Published by EducationsNews.org — You would think the RI Legislature would be knocking itself out to back workforce development… but no. Currently, Rhode Island has the highest unemployment in the nation.  As unemployment was falling nationally, RI stayed high even as train-wreck states like Michigan (with the near demise of the auto industry) and NevadaContinue reading “Rhode Island Legislates Low Expectations”

Rhode Island, Raise Your Rock-Bottom Expectations

Published by EducationNews.org — Rhode Island sets ambitious academic goals, then dismantles them. Suddenly, in the wake of the state’s testing results, the Rhode Island General Assembly has whipped up legislation designed to quash any thought of the state having meaningful diplomas. How like them. Companion bills — H-5277 and S-177 — would eliminate theContinue reading “Rhode Island, Raise Your Rock-Bottom Expectations”