By Brian New


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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Whoever Dallas ISD hires to replace Mike Miles will become the district’s eighth full-time superintendent in the past 20 years.

“It’s the same old pattern,” said a frustrated Deborah Crawford. “You get a superintendent in there, then you crash, and start back over again.”

Crawford, whose three sons attended DISD schools and whose five grandchildren are now in the district, said whoever the school board hires next needs to stay longer than three years.

According to a CBSDFW.com poll, nearly half of all voters gave Miles an “A” grade for his performance during his tenure, yet; more than 30% gave him an “F”.

Despite the polarizing opinions, it seemed most parents agreed DISD needs stability with its next hire.

Rena Honea, president of the teachers group Alliance/AFT, said in order for that to happen the “full Dallas community” needs to be a part of the selection process with the new superintendent.

Honea said teacher morale hit an all-time low during Miles’ tenure in large part because many teachers felt their voices were being ignored.

She said, “When they are left out or exclude, these are the things that happen and we’ve seen it and endured it for the last three years.”

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