Gary Chartand has ties to several charter schools, brought Teach for America to Jacksonville, funds the anti-union organization P.E,N. and last summer cackled on WJCT's First Coast Connect how glad he was that teachers no longer have work protections and were reduced to service workers on ten month contracts. He also used his position as a state board member to try and influence the Duval County school board to drop put of the voucher law suit and has used his incredible wealth to collect school board members like a twelve year old might collect baseball cards.
Chartrand is on the wrong side of every education issue, his ideas are bad and his experience in education is non existent. I firmly believe when it is all said and done, Chartrand will not be the hero of the story, a role he is attempting to use his money to buy but the villain.