RIPR News
4:04 pm
Tue February 1, 2011

Chafee appoints four to Board of Regents

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Governor Lincoln Chafee has appointed four members to the Board of Regents including George Caruolo as chairman.

Caruolo was a state representative for 18 years, spending five years as House Majority leader. Caruolo and his children all went to public schools. And on the issue of charter schools, he says he thinks they've worked, but shouldn't be used to replace public schools.

"They were always going to be examined and the innovations contained within them were always going to be examined. And hopefully made part of the broader school system," Caruolo says.

Other Chafee appointees include Carolina Bernal, Robert Carothers and Mathies Santos.

Chafee says he hopes the state senate will confirm the appointees this month.

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