Mike Miles Is Selling His House

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Courtesy of Candy Evans/Candy's Dirt
When Mike Miles announced a month ago that his wife and son were headed back to Colorado Springs, the question of whether Miles himself would soon join them was unavoidable. It would at least have been understandable given the shellacking he's endured over the past year and a half. But Miles swore, repeatedly, that he planned to stay put and complete the task he's being paid $300,000-plus per year to complete.

Now, we get word via Candy's Dirt, a local real estate blog, that Miles has put his house on the market.

"Mr. Miles loved his house in North Dallas but decided to downsize once his family moved back to Colorado for the school year. He has moved closer to the district's administrative offices since he spends the majority of his time there," Dallas ISD spokesman Jon Dahlander told the blog.

See also: Dallas ISD Superintendent Mike Miles' Family is Moving Back to Colorado

All of which is perfectly rational. After all, the mortgage payments on a $799,000 home on the edge of Preston Hollow must be killer, and 3,500 square feet is a lot of space for one guy. But it's hard to escape the nagging suspicion that Miles is strapping on his parachute.


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Rumpunch1
Rumpunch1

The one thing that really needs to come out of this is an honest discussion of what we need to do to make the District better.  This needs to be done prior to the search for Miles's replacement.

We need to avoid vague or impossible goals.  We need the Board to answer for their sins as well.  Develop a plan, and then during the interview process ask how they have implemented a similar plan and what challenges lie before them in implementing in Dallas.  They must have a proven track record in a District that is somewhat similar to Dallas.

Donna M. Denig
Donna M. Denig

It is a damn shame they are running this man out of town. He is the only person they have placed in this position that doesn't have corruption scandles etc. All those people fighting with him to keep inempt people in positions that are dragging their own children down. A damn shame.

wilme2
wilme2

We would love to have him in Bryan Place.  He can walk a block or two and be at work in the morning...

observist
observist topcommenter

It could just be that he's in the process of getting divorced.  Such things have been known to happen to ambitious workaholic types who put job before family.

whocareswhatithink
whocareswhatithink

Translation - He moved into high rise apartment building with a doorman and no protestors

J_A_
J_A_

It seems like he was set up to fail. Why can't DISD get their shit together?

Tim.Covington
Tim.Covington

If he isn't getting ready to bail out (or be fired), he's an idiot. The DISD board wants someone to do everything they say and fix the district. I'm of the opinion that this is two mutually exclusive goals.

scottindallas
scottindallas topcommenter

looks like the idiot bought a new house.  No trees, and the one that's left probably will die from compaction by construction equipment.  I know this sounds arcane, but remember, he's an "educator"  and educator should know about that living things need care and nurturing.  Mr Miles never thought about it.

Elizabeth Hart
Elizabeth Hart

At this rate it is fair to say we can skip the credentials, they apparently don't mean shit. Can we put a profile up on eHarmony instead?

Nadia Elizabeth Santoyo
Nadia Elizabeth Santoyo

Since the end of last school year the buzz was that he did not renew his contract he was going to finish out this school and then siyonara to Texas!

Karl
Karl

Saw him yesterday at the new Kroger next to CityPlace.  In fact, I gave him my tiny cart as I was leaving, so he probably lives in an apartment in the neighborhood.  Why not.

Benjamin Wright
Benjamin Wright

Why anyone would choose to subject themselves to the DISD school boggles my mind. There will be no reform at DISD with the board we have.

Dan Pettit
Dan Pettit

Could he take Rick Perry with him?

Mike Weaver
Mike Weaver

I bet he will leave with in a few months.

juanmayeaux
juanmayeaux

Mrs. Miles must miss all those eligible Air Force guys.

ruddski
ruddski

After DISD goes through the next few or dozen miracle workers, they might consider going the New Orleans route, which seems to be working. (If this comment appears more than once, blame the kiddies who wrote this comment s'ware, not me, ok?)

ruddski
ruddski

After a few or dozen more miracle workers come and go, Dallas might consider going the New Orleans route which seems to be working.

cynthia.burleson
cynthia.burleson

I don't  think DISD knows how to pick someone to run the district.  They need to listen to the teachers the ones in the trenches and see what they think the district needs.  Not to cut salaries, benefits and fire good members of the district to show he is doing something for the money he is earning, show me what he has accomplished that helped the district and I will stand up for him.  To date I haven't seen anything he has done that has enriched the students of DISD.

Roger Herrera
Roger Herrera

Is it any wonder why so many DISD grads aren't job ready?...So, so sad!

TexMarine
TexMarine

Do you blame him? He was hired to eat the shit sandwich of DISD, but he wasn't the right mix of Hispanic/Black and pro union, so noone even tried to help; they just piled more shit on that sandwich.

Willie
Willie

@observist It could just be that he doesn't need the house since his wife and son moved back to Colorado.  Duh.

markzero
markzero

@JaniceA that would require shutting down the jobs factory and ending patronage. Better to just keep hiring new sacrificial kings or queens until everyone with their hands out is retired or dead.

Flabbergasted
Flabbergasted

Because the powers of this city won't let it.

P1Gunter
P1Gunter

@cynthia.burleson That's really cute that you think that DISD actually cares who runs the district. The trustees have two real questions, 1) Are they black or Hispanic? and 2) how will you get money kicked back to me?

Flabbergasted
Flabbergasted

No. Stand up for the children and the TEACHERS. Standing up for yet another puppet? Puh-lease. Wake up.

iwearblack
iwearblack

@TexMarine Agreed, but the more bread you got with that sandwich, the less shit you'll taste... Then the question becomes: Is $300k enough to keep the taste out of Miles' mouth?

big_oj
big_oj

@TexMarine You got it all wrong, he was treating teachers like (Fill in the blank)

observist
observist topcommenter

@Willie @observist My point is that his wife and son moving back to CO  doesn't necessarily mean he has one foot out the door at DISD.  But I wouldn't blame him if he did.

scottindallas
scottindallas topcommenter

@ThePosterFormerlyKnownasPaul @scottindallas look how the tree in the foreground is so thin, and compare that to the heavily watered lawn.  That's signs of soil compaction.  Stupid builders don't appreciate trees, nor do they care for the fence off the root-zone to protect them from compaction. 

James080
James080

@P1Gunter @cynthia.burleson  

No, half of the trustees seem to only care whether construction contracts are funneled to their friends and supporters,  the other half only care whether jobs are provided for their friends and supporters.


Mike Miles never grasped the reality that the Dallas ISD is not an educational establishment, it is a jobs program and a slush fund for Dallas businesses. 


TexMarine
TexMarine

@iwearblack If they offered you this job what would you ask for?  I think 300k is reasonable when you know that battle you're heading into.  If it was the same job, but for Frisco ISD, he would have asked for less.

TexMarine
TexMarine

@big_oj @TexMarine Maybe you have it all wrong; perhaps the teachers are shit and needed to be shown the door? I'm not one of these ignorant fools who believe that ALL teachers are worth the job, far from it. I have one in my family that I know sucks and her district has done everything short of firing her to limit her impact on students, and rightfully so.

iwearblack
iwearblack

@TexMarine @iwearblack I wouldn't take the job for under $500k... The job on its own is worth half that, the other $250k would be the sanity tax for dealing with the asshats on the board and the "activists" in the community... Truthfully, I wouldn't wish the job of DISD Superintendent on my worst enemy given the state the district is in...

Rumpunch1
Rumpunch1

@TheCredibleHulk @iwearblack @TexMarine Based on his experience, I don't think he really knew what he was getting into.  That goes for anyone who is marginally qualified who accepts the job. 

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