Performance issues add to drive for school reform

MARCIA B. REBACK, president of the Rhode Island Federation of Teachers and Health Professionals, speaks with Frank Casey of the Northern Rhode Island Collaborative union during their monthly executive council meeting. /
MARCIA B. REBACK, president of the Rhode Island Federation of Teachers and Health Professionals, speaks with Frank Casey of the Northern Rhode Island Collaborative union during their monthly executive council meeting. /
Rhode Island’s teachers’ unions, long under political fire, are bracing for a tough year as a tight state budget, new restrictions on municipal and school district spending, and growing frustration with urban schools’ performance build up the momentum for reform. The last major school reform law passed in Rhode Island was the so-called “Article 31,”…
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