PORTLAND, Ore. (EAGnews) – Spending problem or funding problem? That’s the legitimate question facing public schools these days.
Some might suggest that the Portland, Oregon school district spends far too much for the services of a left-wing organization that promotes some pretty silly ideas about race relations.
Last fall, EAGnews revealed Portland Public Schools had paid Pacific Educational Group $526,901 to conduct “cultural sensitivity training” for school leaders in 2011. PEG’s mission is to “enlighten” educators about how public schools promote “white culture” and “white privilege” to the disadvantage of minority students.
Among other things, PEG teaches school personnel how even their seemingly innocent daily conversations actually foster racism. One example recently used involved a teacher referring to peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
“What about Somali or Hispanic students, who might not eat sandwiches?” asked Dr. Verenice Gutierrez, a principal in the Portland district and a big PEG booster. “Another way would be to say: ‘Americans eat peanut butter and jelly, do you have anything like that?’ Let them tell you. Maybe they eat torta. Or pita.” [...]
Portland schools have paid PEG $2.4 million over the last 6 years, according to the Portland Tribune. That’s $1.2 for PEG’s services, plus another $1.2 million for “costs.” The 2013-14 contract is for $132,000.
H/T Weasel Zippers