...Only too happy to fix the Miami Herald's bad decision, to do away with their Saturday Editorial Page.
I actually have an opinion this week.
I remember County Commissioner Barbara Jordan's anger at the Miami Marlins. They had promised jobs for her district then they advertised "Bi-lingual". She was angry because she knew it would leave out many of her constituents. They re-advertised without the requirement but we all know they still used it in hiring. Why are we not teaching her constituents Spanish? It is a racial thing I am told, why should they have to learn Spanish? Well, it is stupid racial thing, stop with the posturing. They have to learn Spanish. Look at the numbers below.
How do we make the County Bi-lingual? You have to start all children in Kindergarten or first grade with real Spanish and/or English classes. Not some dopey course to use up time... a real serious second language course geared for young kids. I was told in the early 90's they had a Spanish class for African Americans --- 3rd or 4th graders -- but it was a joke. Besides that is too old. They have to be younger. Don't even waste your time trying to teach a language in middle school.
Frankly, if everyone in Miami Dade County does not know Spanish and English, they will not get the jobs they need even if they are otherwise qualified. South Americans refuse to speak English and we have to speak to them to sell them stuff they don't need.
I urge the School Board to take this seriously. I urge Barbara Jordan to lead this charge for the children in her district and be the face of the issue at the School Board. The unemployment rates dictate that this is a good idea. So let's do it!
Commissioner Steve Bovo, looking at the Hialeah numbers, you might take an interest in English classes in Kindergarten for the kids in District 13.
|As you can see Miami Gardens does the worst (Barbara Jordan's District) where many only speak English and Hialeah is second (where many speak only Spanish.)|
The Miami Beach Boat Show
Letter to the Editor:
I must complain about Miami Beach Parking for the Boat Show. I parked over half a mile away and paid $40. $40!!!!! If I had wanted to park even further away, at the Herzog & DeMeuron designed garage, the charge was $80. $80!!!! That is sick. Even New York City Slickers don't rip you off that bad. The Boat Show was very crowded with tire kickers.
Genius of Despair
Editor's note: I agree with you, that is sick, $80 to park for one day?
Lincoln Road on a Downward Spiral?