The governor and education officials of Rhode Island are due to meet with the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce to discuss the future of education in the state.
According to the chamber, Democratic Governor Gina Raimondo, Education Commissioner Angelica Infante-Green and the Chairwoman of the Rhode Island Education Board, Barbara S. Cottam, will all be speaking at the Economic Outlook Luncheon 2019, at the Omni Providence Hotel.
The President of the Chamber Laurie White will act as a moderator for the discussion surrounding the future education and state intervention into Providence public schools.
The state bestowed Infante-Green with authority to turn the long-suffering system in Providence after an independent report came out calling it one of the worst public school systems in the nation this summer. Issues like rampant bullying and infights were brought out along with a lack of infrastructure and frequent bureaucratic slow-moving machinery were brought out by the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy.