Frus­trated with test scores, ed­u­ca­tion of­fi­cial tosses chair

Pawtucket Times - - OBITUARIES / REGION -

PROV­I­DENCE (AP) — Rhode Is­land’s ed­u­ca­tion com­mis­sioner threw a chair to show frus­tra­tion with low test scores while ap­pear­ing on a lo­cal tele­vi­sion show. Com­mis­sioner Ken Wag­ner was tap­ing an episode of “Dan Yorke State of Mind” on WPRI-TV on Tues­day when Yorke brought up re­cently-re­leased stan­dard­ized test scores that showed Rhode Is­land stu­dents lag­ging be­hind their peers in Mas­sachusetts.

Yorke told Wag­ner that some coaches hold car­rots to get per­for­mance, “then there’s Bobby Knight.” The for­mer In­di­ana and Texas Tech bas­ket­ball coach fa­mously threw a chair across the floor dur­ing a game to protest a call. Wag­ner jok­ingly threw his chair. He said the scores aren’t ac­cept­able and “it’s not true that our kids can’t do it. They can do it!”

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