Letter: School Board Member: Let’s stop the blame game and get on with education

It has been very rough going for Miami-Dade County Schools district — which, of course, affects the entire community — for the past three weeks.

Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho and our workforce’s leadership inured us of glad tidings for years — until the past three weeks, when our entire community suffered the 2020-2021 school year’s virtual opening using the K-12 My School Online platform.

Besides the fiasco, fatigue, and frustration this experience brought our students, parents, teachers, and administrators, things were not made better by some voices clamoring the message: heads must roll!

In fact, the enemy of the launch was time — not good people working hard with good intentions.

Complex, computer-related functions under a compressed schedule caused users much suffering.

The CEO of K-12 My School Online, Nate Davis, took responsibility for the system’s malfunction. He said K-12 failed Superintendent Carvalho and his administrators.

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I Saw How 9/11 Changed National Security. Let’s Hope COVID Does This For Education.

My daughters know only a post-9/11 world. They don’t blink when asked to put items from their pockets into a bin so they can pass through a magnetometer at a sporting event. They know that surveillance cameras are pretty much everywhere. They wouldn’t dream of putting more than 3.4 ounces of liquid into their airplane carry-on. They accept these as norms because they know nothing different. 

They weren’t yet born on this day, 19 years ago, when terrorists flew planes into the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington D.C., and a remote field in Shanksville, PA. They didn’t feel the pain of learning

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