Shorewood School District fires administrators over “deficit based” language

Alec Johnson:

The Shorewood School Board decided unanimously Wednesday to fire the district’s director of instructional technology after a hearing over how he handled what he said were messages with “deficit-based and racist language” found on a district laptop.

“Deficit-based language” is language that reinforces negative stereotypes.

Board members voted, 5-0, to end Michael Chavannes’ employment after an almost 3½-hour meeting, which was mostly held in open session at Chavannes’ request.