The problem here for Mr. Miles is that the DISD STAAR results simply aren't there to back up his confidence. There are people on both sides of the discussion saying that they results are better/worse than they look, but the reality is that Miles has not lived up to his own expectations. That puts his future in jeopardy and draws into question anyone and everyone that ever supported him. The refusal to examine his own way of operating is part of the source of the frustration for DISD teachers and students.
I feel President Cowan's sadness and confusion. I hope they appeal so we can put this situation to rest with some clarity.
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