Letters to the Editor

Socialize students

Re the May 7 article Miami-Dade schools, county partner on development deal. I understand gentrification and all that comes with it.

Developers have to tell parents that there are terrific schools in the area.

But what about existing schools? Why would new students be offered so much more, before we invest in older schools that have so many needs? How do we manage the cycle of poverty and inequality and divisiveness?

I urge developers to visit Booker T. Washington High School, a school of excellence. Is there room for improvement? Sure, on many levels as there are in private and charter schools.

How phenomenal would it be to unite all kids and let them learn from each other and reaching their fullest potentials together. Isn’t this an opportunity to be a great equalizer?

Karen Fryd, South Florida Youth Foundation, Miami Beach