Worcester Interfaith is the non-profit that has been leading the charge to replace well-liked superintendent Maureen Binienda. Their issue with her is that a disproportionate amount of Latino students are being suspended by the schools, the absentee rates for Latino students is too high, and that students of color can’t learn as well because there aren’t enough teachers of color. According to the group these are examples of the the “crazy amounts of racism” that School Committee member Dante Comparetto alleged is rampant in the schools, and the only solution is to replace the superintendent despite her 40 year experience helping students of color in the Worcester schools. They also demand the creation of a “chief diversity officer,” who will make a six figure salary to do nothing, and will no doubt be awarded to someone with close ties to their group.
The religious group is being led by professional activist Isabel Gonzalez-Webster, who isn’t from Worcester and isn’t religious. We got ahold of their financials and investigated who is paying for all of this. To see the whole thing you’ll have to read it on TBDailyNews.com (by clicking here) which we now use for our non-ratchet, investigative and appropriate reporting pieces.