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It was only a matter of time before something like this happened. We live in a time when people are obsessed with the idea of personal celebrity. With social media, we have allowed each and every human to feel like they have some sort of celebrity status, and it is reflected in this case. I already guard what I post. If anything, Edward Snowden’s information release has made me more reflective on what and how I share than this case. At the same time, I think if you know whom you follow or are friends with someone who posts so-called inappropriate things, you should not follow them.
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There are people on Facebook who put their whole lives out there. It seems like they can’t wait to open their page and report mundane facts about their lives. Some use Facebook as an announcement to the world how badly they slept last night.
Grades are just another form of profiling, something we do all too well here in Miami. When I see an F next to a school name, I think inner city. I think outdated textbooks, classrooms and underutilized staff and educators. I see the pressure of standardized testing, which proves nothing, only that we teach less and train more for exams.
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A school’s grade demonstrates the effort, or lack thereof, not only of the students and their parents but also of the teachers, administration and support staff toward making that school’s environment conducive to learning and excelling.
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A school’s grade means that my children will be taught to the test and will not get a full, rounded education, as I did at their age. A school’s grade implies that there is a correlation between a higher grade and increased pressure put on teachers, administration and students to perform. The test dictates what the child will learn.
The city of Coral Gables obtained several corporate sponsors to finance expenses of the Fourth of July celebration at the Biltmore Hotel. Intricate planning went into this fabulous community event for all to enjoy. However, many of my neighbors and others along Granada Boulevard placed barricades with unlawful “no parking” signs along the public right of way.
I agree with Jose Azel that minimum-wage laws do not create jobs (Good intentions, bad policy, June 29, Other Views). However, it does alleviate the economic burden of families struggling to make ends meet.
The United States will provide just enough aid to keep the Syrian rebels from being decisively defeated by President Assad’s forces but not enough for them to defeat Assad until Hezbollah has been pounded and bloodied in the meat grinder that is urban warfare.
Thank you for publishing Jeremy Glazer’s June 15 Other Views article, FCAT can’t capture teachers’ influence, effectiveness, about the ludicrous emphasis placed on the FCAT by our public-school system.
Re Fred Grimm’s June 3 column, Surprise! Both parties cheated in Joe Garcia’s district: I take exception to the cynicism that Grimm nonchalantly throws around when he suggests that resident of House District D 26 need to “come up with congressional candidates not inclined to subvert elections.”
Re the June 16 story Amid Heat mania and mounting costs, team shoots for extended arena lease: How could Micky Arison (with a personal net worth of close to $6 billion, have the audacity to try to renegotiate the lease on the AmericanAirlines Arena with more public subsidies?
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS — In the third quarter of Game 7 of the NBA Finals, a San Antonio Spurs fan leaned over and whispered something in my ear.
Since the 1960s, Miami-Dade County has become home to hundreds of thousands of refugees, including more than 100,000 Cuban or Haitian entrants, and Colombian and Venezuelan asylees who have settled here in the past five years.
On Wednesday, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will
As a trial attorney and adjunct law professor, I could not help but notice the parallels and the contrasts in news coverage about what happened recently in Miami and in Savar, Bangladesh. In Miami, four workers lost their lives, and others were severely injured, when parking garage at Miami Dade College in Doral collapsed in October. The legal claims were settled last week. In Savar, Bangladesh, the death toll in the Rana Plaza disaster reached more than 650, as the rescuers sorted through the rubble looking for bodies. Both disasters were preventable structural collapses.
Government employees protect and serve our nation. To honor these workers and their service, May 5-11 has been designated as Public Service Recognition Week.
The obituaries are the most interesting part of The Miami Herald. You get to “meet” some wonderful people, folks who were hard-working, dedicated, charitable and caring. You’ll meet Americans, no matter where they were born, who led hard lives with tough jobs, but people who could look back and say, “My son, the doctor” or “My beautiful little girl is now a lawyer.” These are people who lived the American Dream that their kids will have a better life than they did.
As a Cuban American, I think it’s time to remove Cuba from the terrorist list. Most Americans wouldn’t be able to determine what Cuba, Iran, Syria and Sudan have in common. They are four countries that are on the State Department’s list of “state sponsors of terrorism.” Not only does this designation affect our relationship with our island neighbor, it also affects our relationship with the Western Hemisphere, and the rest of the world, which does not see Cuba as a terrorist threat.
I’ll never forget the first time I drove in the pre-dawn darkness to meet the group of women runners at Kennedy Park in Coconut Grove. I was stunned to learn that a secret society convened every Saturday morning with hundreds of runners meeting to run the route that provided the reward of a spectacular sunrise as we crested the bridge on Key Biscayne.
In his March 26 Other Views article, Why MDX tolls should increase, Maurice Ferre said, “The difference between a tax and a toll is that in the latter you have no choice.” The choice, said Ferre, who is chair of the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority, is whether millions of residents will continue to use those MDX roads or sit in traffic on such corridors as U.S. 1 and Bird Road. But this is a flawed argument.
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