Editorials

Editorials

Keep state’s class-size mandate in force

Two years ago, parents in Miami-Dade County began to notice that school class sizes were larger than prior years, contrary to a constitutional amendment passed in 2002 to limit sizes for core classes. An attempt by the Legislature to amend it in 2010, utilizing a school-wide average to determine class size, failed to pass.

Editorials

Legislature must act on solar policy

Last year, Florida voters spoke loud and clear at the ballot box about solar energy not once, but twice. By approving Amendment 4 and rejecting Amendment 1, Floridians demonstrated they want the right to choose solar energy to power their homes and businesses and freedom from burdensome taxes and penalties imposed by governments and monopoly power companies.

Editorials

Jose’s death: a sad, sad lesson

The latest news on Thursday — that Marlins ace pitcher Jose Fernandez was recklessly piloting his boat when it unbelievably crashed into the rocks at the jetty along Government Cut — is confirmation that he contributed to ending three lives, including his own.

Editorials

Sunshine Week: The media are your allies, not your enemies

The tagline explaining Sunshine Week’s mission is, “It’s Your Right to Know.” Banning reporters from the White House, “the people’s house,” is only firing up the people to unequivocally claim that right. It’s a principle in which the Miami Herald and so many of its media peers across the country resolutely believe — and deliver on.

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MPO Chair Commissioner Jean Monestime talks with the Miami Herald editorial board

Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Chair Commissioner Jean Monestime talks about goals for the planning board, which is charged with transportation planning for the county with the Miami Herald editorial board.
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