The Herald recommends: Miami-Dade School Board

No other issue carries as much urgency as the education of Florida's children. For Broward and Miami-Dade, among the 10 largest districts in the nation, the stakes are high.


District 2

With Miami-Dade School Board Chair Solomon Stinson's upcoming retirement, two candidates have emerged. Our first choice did not get sufficient votes. The runoff is between former state Rep. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall, 68, and lawyer Ronda Vangates, 40, diversity compliance director for the district.

Ms. Bendross-Mindingall is our pick. A former principal, Ms. Bendross-Mindingall has worked with Superintendent Alberto Carvalho on education issues in Tallahassee. She vows to protect the ``sanctity of the classroom'' during tight economic times. For Miami-Dade School Board, District 2, the Herald recommends DOROTHY BENDROSS-MINDINGALL.