Alberto Carvalho, superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, tweeted this slightly puzzling message this morning:
Pay less attention to Detroit; rather, focus on the fact that this report, published yesterday, highlights @MDCPS for delivering best-in-the-country early literacy results with roughly half the per-pupil-funding. Thank you #EdTeam305. https://t.co/9ohKG8EQ08.
— Alberto M. Carvalho (@MiamiSup) December 30, 2017
Reading the attached article reveals the point – which he does indeed have every reason to be proud of:
The Miami-Dade district spends $8,725 per student (some $5,500 less than Detroit), and children from low-income households there had the best literacy rates among large cities.
Here are a few more key performance charts from the NAEP that Superintendent Carvalho and the entire MDCPS system can be proud of:
Miami ranks #5 highest in Grade 4 average mathematics scores among all public schools nationwide
Miami ranks #2 in Grade 4 average reading scores among all public schools nationwide
Miami ranks #5 in Grade 4 average science scores among all public schools nationwide