Board of Regents Member Angus Davis at RISC’s Winter Meeting
NOTE: Any members of the media who couldn’t make it to the meeting and rely on this video for future reports are encouraged to do so, but a brief note of the video’s source would be appreciated.
Rhode Island Board of Regents member Angus Davis came out with guns blazing in a surprise speech at the Winter meeting of the Rhode Island Statewide Coalition, as described in my liveblog of the event. (More video in the extended entry.)
Davis was especially animated when discussing an email from gubernatorial candidate Linc Chafee at the beginning of this clip.
Yesterday, I received an email from Senator Chafee. In this email, Senator Chafee asked for clarification on whether or not teachers had really been offered 100% job security, describing it as, quote, the basic question that must be settled, unquote. He said he does not want to, quote, inherit the labor mess, unquote, as he works to build a more prosperous Rhode Island as governor.
What kind of leadership thinks the basic question about a school in which only half of children graduate and 90% can’t do basic math — what kind of leadership thinks that the basic question involves job security for its adults rather than the educational outcomes for its children?