Editorial: The problem of teacher absenteeism

One of the problems with public education in Rhode Island is the absurdly high number of teacher absences. To no one’s surprise, studies show students learn less when their instruction is disrupted.Rhode Island’s well-compensated education leaders have thus far failed to solve this problem, though some say they will try. Meanwhile, days, weeks and months pass as students suffer from third-rate educations.Rhode Island had the third-highest teacher absenteeism rate […]

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