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Following Mitt Romney's troubling comments last week on education, State Rep. and teacher Dwight Bullard today released the following statement: “While holding a charter school roundtable in Pennsylvania yesterday, Mitt Romney told teachers that smaller class sizes actually 'hurt' education, despite their firsthand classroom experiences telling them otherwise. Mitt Romney seems to think he knows better than our nation’s teachers which class sizes are better for their students.
On March 16, 2010, the Miami-Dade County Commission passed legislation sponsored by Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson that aims to financially assist people who are wrongly convicted of a crime. The resolution urges the Florida Legislature to enact legislation that would require the State to reimburse the legal fees and costs of individuals pursuing compensation under the “Victims of Wrongful Incarceration Act,” provided the individual is exonerated and is eligible for compensation.
Vice Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson joined (second to left), left to right, Francois Guillaume II, Consul General of Haiti, Regine Chevalier and Miami-Dade County District 2 Commissioner Jean Monestime at the closing ceremonies of the Haitian Heritage Cultural Month festivities held at the City of North Miami Beach McDonald Theatre, 17051 NE 19th Avenue, in North Miami Beach on May 29, 2012. The event was co-sponsored by Commissioner Monestime and the City of North Miami Beach. 
Dear Friends:Week 6 of the 2010 Legislative Session will be remembered for a very long time. The week concluded with an historical debate that lasted over 12 hours on the controversial educational personnel bill, SB 6 which addresses pay plan for teachers based on students’ performance. This bill was not good for teachers, children and parents. Teachers are important to Florida’s economy and are entrusted to produce the best and brightest members of society.
Declares State of Commission District is ‘Greatly Improving’ Redevelopment and public investment is beginning to bear fruit for the residents of one of Miami-Dade County’s long-overlooked areas, according to County Commissioner Jean Monestime, District 2. Pointing to the creation of the 79th Street Community Redevelopment Agency, park improvements and new roadway projects in North Central Miami-Dade County, Monestime said the state of his predominantly Black commission district is “greatly improving” since he took office 18 months ago.
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