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    Protect our children from e-cigarettes

    Re Fabiola Santiago’s April 8 column, E-cigarettes bring threat of new addiction for kids: After reading the column, I wanted to clarify a few things.

  • Interim secretary: DCF does care

    Re the April 22 editorial, Do they care?: We care so much that we have been working tirelessly to make the case for more support. We partnered with Casey Family Programs, the nation’s largest operating foundation focused entirely on improving child-welfare systems, to provide expert analysis on investigative services and practices. From these findings, we are implementing new protocols to keep children safe.

  • Keep the Ultra Music Festival in Miami

    Let’s keep Ultra in Miami. Let’s learn from the sad mistakes made and try to correct them so no one wil be physically hurt in any way, ever.

  • Countries should pay us for uninsured immigrants

    The April 19 article Students uncover policy to help man, about how a migrant worker received dialysis treatment paid for by the American people’s tax dollars, also mentioned others will be asking for the same treatment.

  • Defending Miami High’s historic restoration

    The facts stated by Riva Galant in her April 17 letter, Miami High must improve, are incorrect. Miami Senior High was not renovated to look like a Spanish castle. This was a historic restoration. When built in 1928 it was designed as it looks today, a Norman-Sicilian Mediterranean structure. This magnificent building is on the National Register of Historic Places. The funds used were allocated only for the restoration of the school.

  • Math lobby is fierce

    Re Boaz Dvir’s April 18 Other Views column, X + Algebra Wall = Pass: There is a lobby that makes the NRA look impotent. It’s the math lobby. It has bluffed society into believing that its subject matter is universally needed. The Lastinger Center for Learning and their program Algebra Nation are the latest examples.

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    FAMU-FSU College of Engineering is a successful collaboration

    As former leaders of Florida A&M University, we oppose the move to decouple the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering and consider this a sudden and unplanned act, devoid of discussion and input from the current leadership of the two universities, the university boards of trustees and the Florida Board of Governors. This action sends the wrong message to the citizens of Florida and other interested parties about how the Legislature and academic institutions should interact.

  • Amend Miami-Dade biking laws

    Re the April 16 article Aventura to use safety grant to educate pedestrians, cyclists, mentioned bicyclists having to ride on the right-hand side of the road. Assuming that this is the law, then the legislators got it absolutely wrong.

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