Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Miami schools near the brink
Florida, a state with some of the largest high schools and lowest high school completion rates in the country, has also been the the center of massive school improvement efforts. No more. Eight state school districts, including Miami/Dade, are now in a state of financial crisis with dwindling cash reserves, and could have the state move in a take over management of their budgets. New Miami schools chief, Alberto Carvalho, like his predecessor Rudy Crew, is firing thousands of teachers and school staff and cutting administrative salaries.