According to Miami-Dade Public Schools’ website, as of October 2010 the district had 44,132 employees, of which approximately 20,300 are teachers. Perhaps Superintendent Alberto Carvalho should significantly streamline the remaining bureaucracy of 24,000 employees.
For the 2010-2011 school year teachers were paid $52,440 on average for 10 months’ work. For nearly $1.1 billion dollars in annual teacher salaries, our teachers owe our children an excellent education, not the overall mediocrity that they’ve delivered.
As taxpayers, we have repeatedly provided our schools with billions of dollars. Until Miami-Dade’s school system proves on a consistent basis that it provides an excellent education to all of our children, we shouldn’t approve another bond issue.
Julio Gonzalez, Coral Gables