Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson has a new job with the Baltimore Public School system. It boggles the mind that someone affiliated with a group which publicly chanted for the death of cops would be given a position in public education but this is Baltimore.
The Baltimore Sun reports:
Civil rights activist DeRay Mckesson to join new city schools cabinet
Civil rights activist and former Baltimore mayoral candidate DeRay Mckesson will return to his old stamping grounds at city school headquarters to lead the district’s office of human capital.
Mckesson was named interim chief human capital officer on Tuesday by incoming schools CEO Sonja Santelises. It was the second and most high-profile cabinet appointment made by the new chief, who begins her tenure Friday.
Santelises said Mckesson, who spent about two and a half years overseeing key reforms as a strategist and special assistant in the human capital office, would lead the office at least through the fall.
“He has the depth of knowledge of the system, and he has proved that he can lift the work in a short amount of time,” Santelises said in an interview. “And he has proven his dedication to the children of Baltimore.”
Mckesson called Santelises a “gifted leader” and said he was proud to join her team.
“At its core, this role is about finding great people, matching them to the right role, and helping them to develop and experience careers in the service of our kids,” Mckesson said. “I am excited to return to city schools … and to continue doing the work to ensure that every child in Baltimore City receives a world-class education.”…
Mckesson, who will earn a salary of $165,000, will be the district’s third chief of human capital in two years, and manage of a budget of $4 million and 56 employees.
They say people get the government they deserve.
Baltimore is a lost cause.