Vitti however for all his flaws is not a zealot, He has had a rocket trajectory becoming one of the youngest supers around and he's not done yet in his quest for world domination which merely heads through Jacksonville. The thing is he knows the test can be a bump in the road, parents are going to see F and D schools explode and eventually demand change. Some of Vitti's resistance without a doubt comes from a sense of self preservation.
I also genuinely believe he wants what is best for our kids and for then to succeed. He just has no appreciation or respect for the job that teachers do and he is in way over his head. Ten-fifteen years from now he might make a pretty solid superintendent if he ever starts to value teachers that is.
Chartrand on the other hand is a zealot, he does not want public schools to thrive let alone survive. He wants to replace them with charters staffed with non union teach for america hobbyists or to funnel everyone into voucher schools where the free market will sort it out.
Now look at what they have both said over the testing debacle.
First Vitti, From WJCT, Vitti said, "I'm not ruling out that opting out wouldn't be a possible option if we continue to see absolute stubbornness, arrogance, on the part of the department and many state officials right now in Tallahassee regarding the direction of accountability in the state of Florida."
He is definitely talking about the state board of which Chartrand is a member, stubbornness and arrogance describe Chartrand to a t, and if you doubt me just look at what he said.