Entries by Bill Detzner

Update to Multi-Year Disaster At Neva King Cooper

Last spring, DrRichSwier.com was kind enough to publish my education blog in a 7 part series on his excellent website. Readers who want to read my blog can access it at mdcpsallegations.com To recapitulate briefly, I recently retired from a 30 year teaching career in Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) the nation’s fourth largest school […]

Multi-Year Disaster At Neva King Cooper Educational Center, Part Six

The general public may not know much about the yearly achievement test given to profoundly mentally retarded children. This test is called the Florida Alternate Assessment (FAA). A person who is not familiar with how this test is scored could look at FAA test scores and be fooled into thinking that students have performed far […]

Multi-Year Disaster At Neva King Cooper Educational Center, Part Four

Perhaps Mr. Carvalho chose not to wait until the end of the school year to remove our administrators because he wanted to send a strong warning to any other administrators contemplating exercising their legal right to convert to a charter school. Shortly after removing Dr. Fernandez and Mr. Cristobol, Mr. Carvalho paid a very brief […]

Multi-Year Disaster At Neva King Cooper Educational Center, Part Three

The first time the district is authorized to play a role in the [charter school conversion] process occurs when the application is submitted for decision. (FRS1002.33(3)(b). Despite these restrictions, the district chose to maintain a very pronounced presence at NKC. For the next three months, two very senior district administrators (Ava Goldman, administrative director and Mr. […]