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VOL. 37, NO. 40 OCTOBER 7, 2019 Conflits of Interest and Corruption run amok in Tallahassee President, United Teachers of Dade BY KARLA HERNANDEZ MATS Ethical…
VOL. 37, NO. 40 OCTOBER 7, 2019 Conflits of Interest and Corruption run amok in Tallahassee President, United Teachers of Dade BY KARLA HERNANDEZ MATS Ethical conduct is the Dr. Eduardo J. Padron honored at MDC The secret to moral glue that binds Americans to their gov- ernment and ensures that Center for Financial Training graduation surviving the holidays there is public trust and confidence in our repre- sentative democracy. A recent in-depth in- in good health vestigative piece from WLRN reporter Jes- sica Bakeman detailing the infrastructure of BY DR. JUDI WOOLGER the charter school industrial complex ex- poses a startling dissolution of ethics by Florida State Senator Manny Diaz and State HISTORY OF THE Senator Anitere Flores. As far back as KETO DIETS Both of these elected officials who have 500BC, people fol- sworn an oath to the Florida Constitution and lowed a low carbo- are charged with acting in the best interest of hydrate, high fat diet their constituents are instead passing laws that to treat epilepsy. In directly benefit the industry where they are fact, by the 1920’s, a paid salaries equivalent to more than the in- full ketogenic diet come of 90 percent of Americans. was the primary treatment for seizure According to the article, Senator Diaz disorders. Fast forward to today, and sponsored and voted for a bill that created keto diets/low carb living are making a the charter school takeover of Jefferson comeback, but for much more than just County and then added another $2 million seizure disorders. Low carb eating has to the effort to sweeten the pot. been shown to reduce your risk for dia- In turn, Doral College, where Senator betes, heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s Diaz is the COO, was paid a consultancy disease and more. And, probably its Miami Dade College (MDC) President Emeritus Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón was honored at the gradu- ation ceremony for MDC’s Center for Financial Training (CFT) held at the Biltmore Hotel, where fee by Somerset Academy which provides he served as keynote speaker. MDC’s Center for Financial Training provides financial services biggest bonus, it helps you lose weight. dual enrollment courses at those very char- education, training and technology to financial services professionals throughout the United But how do you know if it’s right for ter schools in Jefferson County. Can you States and around the world. (Photo courtesy: Miami Dade College) say tit for tat? Quid pro quo? Senator Flores wrote the original legisla- billion on charter school waste and fraud. Yet, despite the overwhelming evidence –––––––––––––––––– See GOOD HEALTH, page 4 tion that directly benefited Somerset Acad- This is money that it is being stolen from our that our own local elected officials are the emy as they launched their charter school teachers and our children and that we, in Miami ones taking us for a ride in Tallahassee, we incursions into the state. She then went on Dade County, had to supplement by proffering fail to elect candidates who are truly pro to work for Doral College herself. The a local tax referendum that asked voters to fi- public education and continue to vote in foxes are truly guarding the hen house. nance safety and security in our schools and a carpetbagger legislators. Unfortunately, budgeting is a zero sum much deserved teacher salary increase. As parents, teachers, and constituents we can- game: funding of self-enriching charter And in the end, all of these shameful, not become inured to these blatant conflicts of school deals by Florida legislators results in self-serving efforts by our state “represen- interest and brazen money grabs that corrode our underfunding of our public schools. Earlier tatives” result in a product that does not democratic institutions and produce a product this year, it was reported that the U.S. De- even make the grade. While our Miami that often lacks merit and oversight. Our chil- partment of Education lost more than $1 Dade public schools continue to be A-rated, dren, our families, and our state deserve better. nationally-acclaimed and open to everyone, many of the charter schools are mired in Karla Hernández-Mats is the president mismanagement, staffed by unlicensed of United Teachers of Dade, the fourth PERMIT NO. 3203 teachers, and exclusionary. largest teachers’ union in the country. 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When there is no longer any joy or hope of joy, you There is a dilemma should move on. many people experi- Sometimes, the fair represents a dream ence in life which leads world. You are in a suspended, altered state them to question them- of existence. The fair is a break from the selves, “Have I stayed reality and responsibilities of your every- too long at the fair?” day life and it can be tempting to stay, and This is a well-known nursery rhyme. in doing so stay too long. Timing is every- The first verse of this song asks, “O dear, thing. Knowing when to stay and when to what can the matter be? which hints at a go is everything. Birds know when to universal, underlying anxiety about leave and fly south. Trees know when to whether or not you should quit while you change color and drop their leaves. Bears are ahead and while you are at the top of know when to hibernate. your game. Nothing stays the same for- It is possible to stay too long at the Fair ever, no matter how much you might want because you are mesmerized by the lights to believe that it does or that it will. Time and music it provides. Keep in mind that marches on and knowing when you should there is something next after the experi- move on is important and sometimes cru- ence of the fair. Don’t be defined by the cial to your happiness. expectations or by the, “shoulds” of life. Don’t waste your life with someone who There are opportunities and experiences doesn’t love you. Don’t waste your life at yet to be had and a different life to be lived work if someone does not appreciate you if you wish. and what you do. Ask yourself, if the Be alert and aware so you don’t stay too sparkle has started to wear off? Has the long at the fair. merry-go- round started to slow down? Is ——————————— the magic gone? 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The SIBshuttle also offers free transportation within city limits. 305 5.792.1706 l net/bbtb COMMUNITYNEWSPAPERS.COM / 305-669-7355 October 7, 2019 / Page 7 HISTORICALLY YOURS THE FEAR OF FAILURE severe critics, he built “the Panama Canal, bust corporate trusts, waved the ‘big stick’ BY HON. BOB DIAMOND Teddy Roosevelt left of America’s growing military might, and a most important turned the historically weak president into message to all of us the ‘bully pulpit.’ TR was the only president about overcoming the to earn the Medal of Honor for valor in war fear of failure. It is a – and the first to win the Nobel Peace message for us to give Prize.” to our children and TR urged all of us to get into the “arena grandchildren. A very of life in whatever venture we may take – dear friend once confided that all of his life and never to be afraid of failure: he wanted to be a doctor, however, he never “It is not the critic who counts; nor the qualified, fearing he would fail in the man who points out how the strong man required courses of chemistry and physics. stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could I wish he had read the message of TR. have done better. The credit belongs to the Teddy, our youngest president who man who is actually in the arena, whose overcame an early life filled with emotional face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; and physical failure and “through the sheer who strives valiantly; who errs, and comes force of his extraordinary will, turned up short again and again, because there is America into a modern world power.” As a no effort without error or shortcoming; who child, Teddy was so sick with asthma that knows the great enthusiasms, the great he was frightened to leave the home devotions, who spends himself in a worthy because of the threat of neighborhood cause; who at the best knows in the end of toughies. He had to depend upon his the triumph of high achievement, and who younger brother Elliot for physical at worst, if he fails, at least fails while protection. His parents brought a boxing daring greatly, so that his place shall never instructor to their home to teach the frail be with those timid souls who know neither Teddy to defend himself. For years victory nor defeat.” thereafter, it looked like a failed project, but eventually the frail young man developed, Sources: Teddy Roosevelt, Fear of physically and mentally, to become an Failure, “What we can learn from Teddy inspiration to all of us. According to Roosevelt,”: AZ Quotes, “Theodore historian James M. Strock (Theodore Roosevelt Quotes About Overcoming,”: Roosevelt on Leadership), Teddy used his Good reads, “Theodore Roosevelt – courage during the Spanish-American War Quotes,”: The Startup, “Theodore by personally, under fire, leading the charge Roosevelt: How to Become The Best up San Juan Hill. Over the objections of Version of Yourself.” Page 8 / October 7, 2019 COMMUNITYNEWSPAPERS.COM / 305-669-7355 COMMUNITYNEWSPAPERS.COM / 305-669-7355 October 7, 2019 / Page 9 “Blood donors saved my life” - Miami Dolphins football player Kendrick Norton turning pain into purpose Susan Forbes, Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications Sunny Isles Beach Mayor Bud Scholl, President & CEO of OneBlood and Public Relations of OneBlood Featured speaker Kendrick Norton, Miami Dolphins Cesar Arguelles, Vi at Aventura and David Feigenbaum, Jewish Ray Crittenden, NFL PA South FL. Chapter; Kendrick Norton; Kristoffer Community Services Doura, Former NFL; Ray Shipman, Memorial Healthcare System Aventura Mayor Enid Weisman and Hon. Billy Joel Miami- Dade Comm. Sally Heyman; Aventura City Manager Ron Jeff Levinson, Bank OZK; Aventura Police Major Michael Bentolila; Hon. Wasson; Aletha Player Billy Joel; Allan German, RDS Team; Charles Orvieto, Orvieto’s Awards Fara Sax, Community News and Alexis Moseley, Ofc. of Comm. Sally Heyman Maria Kafetzis, Douglas Elliman; Judge Stephanie Silver; Sunny Isles Beach Comm. Dana Goldman Young Star Cameron Wheeler; Phil Fender, Transformation media; Ibis Major Bentolila; Peter Caspari and Rebecca Heinl, ESGR; Ofc. Freeman Wheeler and Ofc. Williams Photography by Page 10 / October 7, 2019 COMMUNITYNEWSPAPERS.COM / 305-669-7355 “Blood donors saved my life” - Miami Dolphins football player Kendrick Norton turning pain into purpose Sunny Isles Beach Mayor Bud Scholl, OneBlood; Aventura Mayor Enid AMC Chairman Gary Pyott, Association 1st and Campbell Property Weisman; Susan Forbes, OneBlood; Alexis Moseley, Ofc. of Comm. Miami- Dade Comm. Sally Heyman Management Sally Heyman Dimitry Shaposhnikov, Ds Xpress and FrandMe; Aventura Police Major Anthony Damato, Toyota of North Miami VIP Sales; Hon. Billy
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