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.