Superintendent Alberto Carvalho Turned Down a Job in the Obama Administration

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Most local officials would jump at the chance to take their talents to Washington. Who wouldn't want national influence? Apparently not Miami-Dade Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho. He claims he turned down a job offer from Obama's secretary of education Arne Duncan.

"The truth is that he offered me a position and I did not accept it," Carvalho said in Spanish on WQBA-AM. "I agree with him that there's a need at the local level for leadership to continue improving the quality of education in our community. It's very important. I love this community."

The Miami Herald reports that Duncan had offered Carvalho a gig as an assistant secretary of education.

After taking over for controversial former Superintendent Rudy Crew in 2008, Carvalho has lead the district with a steady hand. Teacher layoffs have been avoided and test scores are up.

"I call it the 'Miami miracle,'" Carvalho told New Times back in November. "We've struck a very different course from Broward County's. And we're getting very different results."

And it appears that he's going to keep his miracle working in Miami for the time being.

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sltey49
sltey49

Carvalho is pulling the wool over everybody's eyes. When all is said and done, he's moving on to greener pastures while all the teachers, cops and others employed by Miami-Dade Schools are standing in the welfare lines. 

He only cares about himself and the outward appearance that he's improving schools for kids. What he fails to realize is; he's completely discarding the people who make his success possible by offering them paltry salaries where they can't even support themselves, much less their families. This is typical behavior for someone whose head swells so big that they can't see the "big picture." This guy is a talented politician and he's REALLY into himself, that's it!

With the current contract which he was a huge part of, a teacher has to work through 7 steps to even see their first raise. This means new teachers have to work 7-15 years before they see their first raise. There is no incentive to become a teacher in Miami Dade! 

Even in the wake of the horrible tragedy at Sandy Hook, he also refuses to pay his police officers fair wages either, instead, begging other police department chiefs and trying to mooch off them so they can provide more police coverage. This causes the police department to have a "revolving door" where Carvalho hires new police officers and essentially pays for their training so they can leave for other police departments. He's throwing away money.

This guy is as corrupt as they come. DO NOT let him fool you. He ONLY CARES ABOUT HIMSELF. Everyone close to him and around knows that all too well but they do a great job of keeping the truth away from the public.

sltey49
sltey49

Carvalho is pulling the wool over everybody's eyes. When all is said and done, he's moving on to greener pastures while all the teachers, cops and others employed by Miami-Dade Schools are standing in the welfare lines. 

He only cares about himself and the outward appearance that he's improving schools for kids. What he fails to realize is; he's completely discarding the people who make his success possible by offering them paltry salaries where they can't even support themselves, much less their families. This is typical behavior for someone whose head swells so big that they can't see the "big picture." This guy is a talented politician and he's REALLY into himself, that's it!

With the current contract which he was a huge part of, a teacher has to work through 7 steps to even see their first raise. This means new teachers have to work 7-15 years before they see their first raise. There is no incentive to become a teacher in Miami Dade! 

Even in the wake of the horrible tragedy at Sandy Hook, he also refuses to pay his police officers fair wages either, instead, begging other police department chiefs and trying to mooch off them so they can provide more police coverage. This causes the police department to have a "revolving door" where Carvalho hires new officers and essentially pays for their training so they can leave for other police departments. He's throwing away money.

This guy is as corrupt as they come. DO NOT let him fool you. He ONLY CARES ABOUT HIMSELF. Everyone close to him and around knows that all too well but they do a great job of keeping the truth away from the public.

Planted story
Planted story

The midget Carvalho is a weasel. As bad as Obama is doing his staff can't be stupid enough to want an idiot like Carvalho in the Federal Government?

This story was probably planted by the self-promoter Carvalho.

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Lowlife
Lowlife

Carvalho must have realized people in Washington, DC would realize he's just an empty suit.

Carvalho is just a placeholder until the School Board gets better and appoints an educator NOT a liar.

Idiot
Idiot

Carvalho is nothing but a self promoting cad. After having an affair with a Herald reporter who covered the School Board Carvalho quietly stayed with his long suffering wife.

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