Miami Schools Struggle With Aftereffects of Haiti's Earthquake

Friday, February 26, 2010

With 21,000 Haitian American students, Miami-Dade schools have struggled with the aftermath of Haiti's earthquake perhaps more than any other school system in the United States. 


Miami has also seen an influx of Haitian students who have fled their home country and enrolled in school in Miami, often without transcripts or past grades. We speak with Miami-Dade superintendent Alberto Carvalho and with Delphine Gervais, a counselor at Miami Edison Senior High School.


Alberto M. Carvalho and Delphine Gervais

Hosted by:

Lynn Sherr

Comments [1]

Jerome Levitt from Miami

First, full disclosure. I am an employee of Miami-Dade County Public Schools and a regular Takeaway listener on XM Radio. I was very pleased with this story and appreciate the air time you gave our Superintendent Alberto Carvahlo and the staff at Edison Senior High School. We are a complex and difficult school District and many researchers would confirm what Mr. Carvahlo stated regarding Miami-Dade as model for how this country will look in 20 years. Although you did apologize I do wish you would not have cut off the Mr. Carvahlo in mid-sentence to get to your promos. It just reflects to me how the media always cuts off the discussion of complex educational issues although I do not think that is what happened.

Despite this thanks for the story and I do enjoy the show.

Feb. 26 2010 08:43 AM

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