Octavio Visiedo

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    September 9, 2008

    News Roundup

    What's in the papers and on the news today -- and why you care: A former Miami-Dade Police officer was sentenced to eight years in prison after fleeing the scene of a fatal accident. Aren't cops supposed to know how the law works? [Local 10] Names are already being mentioned as to who will replac ... More >>

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    May 8, 2003

    Smaller Is Better

    The case for breaking up the grossly dysfunctional Miami-Dade County school district

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    July 18, 2002

    Letters from the Issue of July 18, 2002

    Read all about it: Republicans conspire to ruin public education!

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    February 28, 2002

    Resegregation Now, Resegregation Forever!

    Are charter-school conversions the vanguard for public education or a scam for resegregating the learning experience and making a lot of money?

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    May 31, 2001

    Roger the Dodger

    Who is the superintendent of schools, and why will he keep his job?

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    May 17, 2001

    Lesson the Damage

    The disastrous demise of Techworld raises questions about how we should navigate the uncharted waters of private-public education

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    August 24, 2000

    Schoolhouse Knocks

    Although the Liberty City Charter School helped make Jeb Bush governor, four years on it's barely passing

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    February 18, 1999
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    February 18, 1999

    Chairman of the Board

    Folks don't know much about school board chairman Solomon Stinson, but they do know this: Don't cross him

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    October 22, 1998

    The Name Game

    True or False: The county's newest addition to public education was christened Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School because that's what taxpayers wanted

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    July 9, 1998

    A Real Class Act

    What happens when four women accuse a high school principal of sexual harassment? So far, not much.

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    January 29, 1998

    Not Just Another Pretty Bureaucrat

    Meet Dr. Henry Fraind, the Dade public school system's second-in-command -- and one heck of a looker

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    February 27, 1997
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    September 19, 1996

    The Old School of Power

    He has been enormously influential for 34 years, yet Pat Tornillo -- politically astute leader of Dade's teachers' union -- remains a mystery to most

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    January 26, 1995

    Dade Divided

    One person won the job of county chief executive. But in the end, everybody lost.

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    November 24, 1993

    Roll out the Red Tape

    How many bureaucrats does it take to fill a pothole at a Dade County school? The author would like to tell you, but he's still counting.

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    July 28, 1993
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    January 27, 1993

    Kramer's Donor Boner

    South Pointe Elementary officials were thrilled with the $100,000 check. They'd be even happier if they could cash it.

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    January 20, 1993

    The Dynamic Duo

    Their flocks have multiplied despite past controversy. But can the Revs. Victor Curry and Richard Dunn preach politics?