October 14, 2008
To answer my earlier question, Rudy Crew did in fact represent Miami during the discussion about urban school leadership that preceded the Broad Prize announcement this morning, according to our source at the event. His successor as Miami’s superintendent sat in the audience and watched, probably somewhat uncomfortably.
But freshly confirmed Miami-Dade superintendent Alberto Carvalho should try to enjoy his moment out of the spotlight: Since he was given Crew’s job in September, Carvalho has been under fire for having an improper relationship with a reporter on the schools beat and for the opaque process by which he was selected. Today, he’s enjoying an awards ceremony and catered lunch in MoMA’s picturesque statue garden, but tomorrow, he’ll have to face his critics once again.