The proposal, obtained from a WDRB news story, discusses how the academy will teach students to be "Well Spoken" and "Well Prepared". The proposal itself represents neither of these principles. It looks like a very lengthy first draft, with numerous typos, grammatical errors, and shifts in tone and style of presentation. Citations of sources for several of the claims made in the presentation are seldom given, and there is at least one apparent falsehood (page 36) about Indiana using 3rd grade reading scores to predict the need for prisons.
I'm still curious how this proposal moved forward and why it was necessary to give $125,000 to a Fayette County Public School employee when it seems as though both Fayette and Jefferson County could have worked together to share the same information for far less money. I'm also curious if the Fayette County Public School taxpayers know that materials and programs developed by their school system have been appropriated by a private company to win a contract at Jefferson County Public Schools. That would seem to be a conflict of interest.
JCPS is to vote on moving forward with the Males of Color this Tuesday.
The proposal is attached below.