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Resilient New Yorkers zip through stages of grief as they react to Miami schools chief Carvalho’s slow-motion rejection

Tweed Courthouse, Department of Education headquarters
Tweed Courthouse, Department of Education headquarters
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New Yorkers bounded from shock to outrage to relief Thursday as they watched Miami’s star school superintendent back out of his promise to take over the New York City school system — on live television.

Perhaps the clearest encapsulation of the range of emotions — and how swiftly they were felt — came from Eric Phillips, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s press secretary, who was blindsided by Alberto Carvalho’s reversal.

But many others weighed in with emotion-filled reactions. First, there was straight-up shock:

ALBERTO CARVALHO is not coming to New York, it's official. He will not be NYC's next schools chancellor. This is utter insanity.

— Eliza Shapiro (@elizashapiro) March 1, 2018

But there was also anger. This post is from a New York City Council member:

Next came relief, real and vicarious:

Then humor began to creep in:

And it wasn’t long before New Yorkers renewed their jockeying for a seat at the table as de Blasio relaunches his superintendent search:

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