To the Editor:
The Providence School System has been declared a catastrophe and is being taken over by the state. I was taught that the person or persons in charge of the city, in which the schools and other institutions are located, should be held responsible and accountable for the success or failure of these institutions. Apparently in Providence that is not the case. Mayor Elorza apparently does not feel this way. He has gone on record in the past saying what a great job he is doing here in Providence. Apparently, he does not drive on the same roads as the rest of us nor does he stroll about the city being accosted by individuals who ask for money as if the rest of us were walking ATMs. I don’t think his windows face Kennedy Plaza or he would notice that the entire area looks like the bottom of a birdcage. I guess it is true that some people see only what they want to see and he is proof of that. Providence schools have been diagnosed dangerous to many students and yet this alleged mayor refuses to take the blame. It is truly a shame when a parent has to worry that their child is not only receiving an inferior education but could wind up in the hospital due to the thugs roaming the halls.