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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - Mike Miles has not yet made it to his one-year mark as superintendent of Dallas Independent Public Schools, and he continues to meet resistance in his efforts to right that troubled ship.

Now, the head of the Dallas NAACP, along with parent and south Dallas community activists, has called for school board trustees to remove Miles from his job.

NAACP President Juanita Wallace and others continue to rail against Miles’ Principal Evaluation Plan, which calls for getting rid of some Dallas principals who receive poor evaluations.

“Give him his bag, pack him up, and let him go somewhere else,” said Wallace.

However, LULAC District Director Rene Martinez, has echoed the sentiments of Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and others who support Miles.

“Mr. Miles brought in a new process that is holding folks accountable, and hopefully it will have an impact on student achievement,” said Martinez.

Last month, as Miles addressed the principal controversy and criticism of his plan he said, “There’s going to be sensitivity around my principal.  That’s natural.”

Sources say Miles is willing to make some compromises.

Meanwhile, the leader for Dallas ISD principals said she is not calling for Miles to leave, but says principals are not happy with their job evaluation process.

“They want to feel they have a process, so if they disagree with their evaluation, there’s a process to question it without fear of retaliation,” said Linda Isaacks, Dallas School Administrators Association Executive Director.

DISD has posted the principal evaluation system on its website.

Click here to view the plan, and Superintendent Miles’ explanation of it.

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