In defense of MDC President Padrón

 

The subjective tone of the April 10 article, Lawmakers want apology from Padrón, saddened me. Referring to one of our community's greatest leaders as “frustrated” just doesn't sound like Dr. Eduardo Padrón. I have worked at Miami Dade College for years, and I promise you, even under extreme circumstances this man maintains his faculties. The legislators who wrote that letter should consider a retraction and allow the voters of Miami-Dade to decide on this half-penny tax.

After all, Miami-Dade County Public Schools received $1 billion in bond funding last year, as did Jackson Memorial Hospital this year. These large institutions must maintain their facilities to continue to grow, and these legislators are ignoring the fact that Miami Dade College trains our workforce!

What is more important than educating the residents of Miami-Dade to enter the workforce and become productive and contributing citizens who earn a living wage?

Kristen Rosen Gonzalez, Miami Beach

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