Questions for Doral College


The March 16 article Birth of a charter college raises a lot of questions that beg for answers. Is there not something unethical about having not one, but two local politicians, Anitere Flores and Manny Diaz Jr., involved in this project?

Doral College is paying Diaz “to help as its dean.” What are his qualifications for this position? Why isn’t anyone paying attention to the experts? Auditors are questioning the money flow.

Aside from the entire concept of taking money from public schools to serve what are clearly, private for-profit corporations — Academica — the ones who will suffer are the students.

A school that is not accredited, yet is leading students to believe this is their chance at a real college education, is not “a nasty red herring” as claimed by Academica President Fernando Zulueta. It is something that begs for answers. It would be tragic to read a few years from now that a Doral College graduate could not transfer to FSU because his “college” is not accredited. I hope someone really takes the students’ interests into account.

Teresa Fernandez-Burke,

South Miami

Read more Letters to the Editor stories from the Miami Herald

  • The readers’ forum

    Preliminary library tax rate must survive

    County commissioners praised the hundreds of residents who descended upon Government Center recently to plead for a $64 million library budget for the coming year. Commissioners settled on a less ambitious course, approving a slight increase above Mayor Carlos Gimenez’s recommended tax rate to avert further service cuts and layoffs of an additional 90 librarians.

  • A very liveable city

    Re the July 21 article Car-free and frustrated: I, too, live in Brickell and I have been delighted with the wonderful transportation system in downtown Miami. I can easily get to the University of Miami hospitals, the airport, the Arsht Center, the museums and hundreds of great restaurants. And when the new Brickell City Center opens, with its great shops, it will be even better. I almost never use my car.

  • Immigration reform

    Re the July 18 editorial, Follow the law: We should rescue some valid assertions. First, we all should know why so much insecurity exists in Central America.

Miami Herald

Join the

The Miami Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

The Miami Herald uses Facebook's commenting system. You need to log in with a Facebook account in order to comment. If you have questions about commenting with your Facebook account, click here.

Have a news tip? You can send it anonymously. Click here to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald.

Hide Comments

This affects comments on all stories.

Cancel OK

  • Marketplace

Today's Circulars

  • Quick Job Search

Enter Keyword(s) Enter City Select a State Select a Category