Education, economic policy linked for gubernatorial candidates

BIG PROMISE: Gov. Gina M. Raimondo recently pledged to try again to expand the Rhode Island Promise program to include the last two years for a bachelor’s degree at Rhode Island College or the University of Rhode Island. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
By many measures, Rhode Island has long had a troubled education system. While most major gubernatorial candidates have at least paid lip service to it in the past, this year several are making education policy a key centerpiece of their platforms. They include incumbent Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, Matt Brown, who is challenging her in…

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