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Thursday, June 22, 2023





Ladies and gentlemen, gather around, because we have a juicy story for you today. It's about Mike Miles, the new state-appointed superintendent of the Houston Independent School District, who apparently used some aggressive and polarizing methods during his time in Dallas. And let me tell you, this guy knows how to play the billionaire's playbook like a pro.

First of all, let's talk about his deep dive into Dallas ISD. This man didn't just dip his toes in the water, oh no. He went straight for the deep end, scuba gear and all. He probably even brought a submarine with him, just to make sure he didn't miss anything. I mean, who needs a simple surface-level analysis when you can explore the depths of a school district like Jacques Cousteau?

And then there are his methods. Oh boy, his methods. Let me tell you, this guy could teach Machiavelli a thing or two about being ruthless. He probably has a framed copy of "The Art of War" on his desk, right next to his "World's Best Boss" mug. His tactics were so aggressive and polarizing that I'm pretty sure he could start a fight in an empty room.

So what were these methods, you ask? Well, let me give you a rundown:

1. The "My Way or the Highway" Approach: Mike Miles didn't have time for dissenting opinions or different points of view. If you didn't agree with him, you were out. Simple as that. I'm pretty sure he had a trapdoor installed in his office just for this purpose.

2. The "Scapegoat" Strategy: Whenever something went wrong (and let's face it, things always go wrong in education), Mike Miles always had someone else to blame. It was like watching a game of hot potato, but with people's careers on the line.

3. The "Divide and Conquer" Maneuver: This one was his specialty. Mike Miles knew how to pit people against each other like it was nobody's business. He probably had a PhD in stirring up drama.

4. The "Bully Pulpit" Technique: Whenever he wanted something done (or undone), Mike Miles would use his position of power to intimidate and coerce people into submission. It was like watching a schoolyard bully in action, but with a much bigger budget.

Now, I know what you're thinking: "This all sounds terrible! How could anyone support this guy?" Well, my friends, that's where the billionaire's playbook comes in. You see, billionaires love nothing more than a good disruptor - someone who comes in and shakes things up, regardless of the consequences. And Mike Miles was the ultimate disruptor.

He probably had a PowerPoint presentation ready to go, complete with flashy graphics and buzzwords like "synergy" and "innovation." He probably wowed them with promises of increased efficiency and improved test scores. And let's not forget about the money - billionaires love throwing money at problems, especially if it means they can get a nice tax write-off.

So there you have it, folks. Mike Miles may have trashed Dallas ISD with his aggressive and polarizing methods, but he's still the darling of the billionaire class. And who knows? Maybe he'll work his magic in Houston too. Just don't get on his bad side - you might find yourself swimming with the fishes (or at least taking an early retirement).

Texas’ pick to lead Houston’s schools used aggressive, polarizing methods in Dallas 

Years before leading Houston ISD, Mike Miles was at the helm of Dallas ISD | The Texas Tribune,if%20their%20students%20show%20improvement