Here's what UFT head Michael Mulgrew said about Alberto Carvalho rejecting the offer to head NYC public schools

AmNews Staff Reports | 3/1/2018, 2:46 p.m.
In a whirlwind moment for the city, Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho rejected Mayor Bill de Blasio's ...
United Federation of Teachers President, Michael Mulgrew UFT photo

In a moment for the city, Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho rejected Mayor Bill de Blasio's offer to be the next New York City public schools chancellor.

While a reaction from de Blasio has not been release yet, United Federation of Teachers' president Michael Mulgrew had only one word to say about the situation.

"Next," he said in response to an email from the AmNews.

The one-word statement comes just a day after Mulgrew praised Carvalho when news broke that he would take the job.

"Chancellor Fariña’s leadership has led to important progress for our students," Mulgrew said. "We look forward to working with Mr. Carvalho – who has had a collaborative relationship with his district’s teaching staff -- to build on that progress, to further streamline and improve management, and to focus the system on initiatives that help our kids succeed."

Cavalho announced on Thursday that he would not come to New York to be the next schools chancellor after officials in Miami asked him to stay.

"I underestimated the emotional tug, the level of commitment, the power that crying members of the community have had on me," Carvalho said during and emergency school board meeting. "Against probably my personal best interest, I shall remain in Miami-Dade as your superintendent."