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www.miamiherald.com

Broward and State…

A 100k search for county’s CEO…Dan Christiansen…headhunters have lined up to conduct a pricey search for a Broward administrator…100k just to find a replacement…as in previous posts…when will the taxpayers money be used with regard?…certainly this is being done without!

Front section…

It’s the fractions…stupid!….

A presidential panel call for improving algebra skills and focusing on fractions…when did they stop?……Can they also teach them to make change?

An opinion added here…for those old enough to remember…SRA…those cards in the back of grade school classes…color coded…promoted individual learning…were ot able to move forward until you mastered each step in all the basics…spelling..reading..arithmetic….

Fast forward….forget about less kids in a class…laptop SRA…and these students will succeed ….remember these are computer savvy children from the earliest years!

Letters to the Editor…a letter on the proposed tallest buildings…twin towers in Miami…water restrictions…must be a factor in all new development.

www.sunsentinel.com

Front section…

Letters to the Editor… Government Services and Tax- Cutting…as posted previously…something has gotta give…writer answers previous article…Taxing Economy..which stated cutting government services costs jobs. ..Increasing services creates jobs and stimulates the economy….public jobs vs. private sector jobs…the letter says the article had it backwards…agree! Just look at the overload of public workers…Broward County Commissioners want to add 2 more…towns are adding onto staffs… in www.flsentry.com archives….. each position brings…salary…insurance…pensions…all a cost to the taxpayers who see a loss of all that more and more…. and do not leave out the constant self imposed raises the government workers get from the elected officials without regard to the state of cuts we are facing this budget year.

Local…

Fort Lauderdale…firefighter resigns amid internal investigation…Allan Curry who was a driver- engineer submitted a letter of resignation…no comment about why…it is under investigation.

Water managers object to cost limits… willing to take some changes….but staying in hotels that cost $200 or less…might be too much!

New 20 year water permits will require alternatives as we grow…should be taken into consideration…in all towns.

Infamous Lake Okeechobee gets an extra 4 million….to fix and head off erosion damage…how much is from the lowering of the lake…and do those who did it still work there?….in previous posts.

Fort Lauderdale approves 500 thousand for streetscapes upgrades….two downtown developers are getting taxpayer assistance to help pay for streetscape improvements near their projects..commissioners were acting as the board of the CRA…another pitfall of CRA actions…see previous posts…and archive of CRA in Pompano at www.flsentry.com

Many time I refer readers to The Sentry paper…because it has archives of important background that is worth the time to check out….

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