That squealing sound you just heard was Kevin Smelker and Charles Glover peeling out of the DISD parking lot and heading for who-cares-land.
Once again, disarray takes over 3700 and who will suffer? The very kids the “reform community” claims to care so much about.
True, Glover and Smelker are being replaced by current DISD people who at least know where to park at 3700 (h/t Little Red Hen), but how much turnover and chaos must we all endure before we finally just get rid of Miles?
Miles is the problem and has been the problem since apparently before he officially started if the audit from December is any indication.
Teachers are leaving by the thousands (CBS news estimated 1,700 last night). As an upcoming post will show, many schools will lose 20% or more of their current faculty and it ain’t the worst teachers who are leaving. That thought ought to comfort parents. They can start a game with their kids: will you or won’t you have a math teacher next year?
DISD says they’ve already hired 800 new teachers. We say prove it.
A week ago, DISD was telling the media there were 600 openings. If there were only 600 openings, why did they hire 800 teachers? Maybe because someone was lying about the 600 number? We all know there are going to be way, way more vacancies than DISD will ever admit to.
And then there’s Smelker’s adios to make you wonder about what’s going on with the money. We’ve had an audit, Alan King quit, CFO Rene Barajas quit after 3 months, Alan King quit again and now Smelker. Is anyone who can count even left?
Finally, maybe we shouldn’t let Miles make any more hires if his hires either quit or get indicted within a year’s time. Are all of the new principals he has placed on the campuses going to turn out the same way—either incompetent or corrupt or both? Are the new principals going to be so Miles-like that entire faculties quit by December?
As the song says, we gotta kill this switch. We can’t just sit back and watch DISD burn.