Letters to the Editor

Staggered terms on Surfside ballot

Re the Oct. 23 letter Less accountable: There is a lot of misunderstanding concerning one of the seven charter amendments that will appear on Surfside's Nov. 4 ballot. This amendment, establishing extended and staggered terms, allows for Surfside residents to vote for three of their elected officials every two years starting in the 2018 election in the following way:

Op-Ed

Equip students with the skills of a lifetime

In Miami-Dade we strive to provide today’s students with the skills necessary to become tomorrow’s leaders, growing and sustaining a workforce that is competitive both locally and globally. Many of the best jobs, including those in fields such as science, health, technology and energy, will require specialized training and education beginning at a young age, and a growing percentage of these emerging jobs require preparation in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and math).

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Objections to West Africa travel ban fail the logic test

As North Texas Ebola fears subside with the calming passage of time, we should remind ourselves that the dangers have not passed. And, as we direct prayers toward the Georgia and Maryland bio-isolation units where two Dallas nurses are fighting the disease contracted here, the nation continues to evaluate how to improve on an initially shaky response.

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Andres Oppenheimer: Chile’s economy is down, but far from out

SANTIAGO, Chile — This country, which has long been Latin America’s economic star, has seen its economic growth fall from 5 percent average in recent years to a projected 1.9 percent this year. But President Michelle Bachelet sounded pretty confident during an interview that things will get “somewhat better” in 2015, and much better in 2016.