Gary Chartrand’s Florida race based goals come under scrutiny

First I would like to remind you
that his family and inner circle have donated money to Darryl Willie and Becki
Couch’s election campaigns. How they feel about race based goals is unknown to
me at the time, but I know people usually donate to people who have similar
ideas about issues and it was under Chartrand that Florida instituted its race based goals.
Okay the Southern Poverty Law Center
and the Dream Defenders have both come out against Florida’s race based goals
as have most decent folk I imagine.   

From State Impact: “We’re sending a message that we expect less of certain
kids for no reason other than the color of their skin,” said
Tania Galloni, the managing attorney for the Southern Poverty Law Center’s
Florida office. She went to Tallahassee with students and other activists to
bring the petition against the unequal standards.

“We know from decades of research that when you lower expectations for a
group of people, people internalize that information,” said Galloni.

Race based goals to me seem like the
text book definition of a self fulfilling prophecy and have no business in
education. If Chartrand wasn’t a grocer he might understand that.

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