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With Rudy, They'll Need A New Patsy Fast

So this is the end of Rudy Crew?

The defeat of Evelyn Greer changes the math of a school board that had managed to resist making Crew the one-man embodiment of the brutal economics that have befallen the state's public schools. The giant cuts that have devastated school budgets across Florida became, in Miami-Dade, the election-day purposes, the failing of a single administrator.

It was demagoguery, of course. And this school board electioneering only served to let South Florida's legislators, who were responsible for the budget-shortfalls, off the hook. If it was all Rudy Crew's fault, then Marco Rubio and his gang of  self-anointed "reformers" who invented this mess can't be held accountable.  When the school board candidates railed that the Crew was wasting vast amounts of money, they were not only torturing reality, they were creating the impression that the state cuts of hundreds of millions really aren't the cause of the layoffs and there elimination of beloved programs.

But the anti-Crew faction have set themselves up for a brutal reckoning. First, the new majority must find $700,000 in a depleted budget to pay Crew's severance. Then they'll find themselves, not some straw man occupying the super's office, responsible for another $48 million in cuts. More funding cuts are coming after the election to account for unanticipated declines in sales and property taxes. And there's shrinking enrollments. Each lost student means $7,000 less money from the state.

They'll miss Rudy. Without him, who're they gonna blame for the next crisis?    

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Sam Keith

Fred,
You are wasting your time with the facts. The people of Miami Dade County only care about emotions and etnicity. When Rudy leaves, probably to work in the Obama admionstration, he will be sorely missed.

LC

Amazing how you fail to mention the no-bid contracts to his buddies and hundreds of thousand of dollars advertising in the Herald. Are you going to miss his covering-up the rapes of children too?

The Herald has always been known by the REAL media as a joke and it individuals like you who confirm just that. Its not about politics and monies as the Herald is only interested in, but rather is about our children who are our future.

Miami-Dade is known as the corruption capitol of the world, the Banana Republic. The Herald could have been a watch dog of mediocrity and corruption, instead it choose to be it's lap dog once again.

Thank God for real news outlets such as the Sun-Sentential and New Times who are more concerned with the truth then advertising.

LC

Amazing how you fail to mention the no-bid contracts to his buddies and hundreds of thousand of dollars advertising in the Herald. Are you going to miss his covering-up the rapes of children too?

The Herald has always been known by the REAL media as a joke and it individuals like you who confirm just that. Its not about politics and monies as the Herald is only interested in, but rather is about our children who are our future.

Miami-Dade is known as the corruption capitol of the world, the Banana Republic. The Herald could have been a watch dog of mediocrity and corruption, instead it choose to be it's lap dog once again.

Thank God for real news outlets such as the Sun-Sentential and New Times who are more concerned with the truth then advertising.

Nightstalker4848

Hmm lets see here. You waste 107,000,000 on a program that showed 3% reading and 7% math gains in a 2 year period. You have them wasting another 85 million on a program that does work.. Yes ERP/BOSS doesn't work right. And everyone except rudy and the people who decided to put it in place knew that from a million different places across the country. You build schools next to schools that are under enrolled.. I mean where does it stop? You don't monitor your overtime expenses and your cell phone bill expenses.. What kinda of mindless idiots do we have working in this system for salaries starting at $100,000. Sorry Fred get the facts... Cuz you don't seem to know them too well. Oh and lets talk about all the checks sent to the miami herald. Should we call them advertising checks? Or should we call the checks payoffs for favorable press... Miami Herald when did you lose sight of trying to be real, unbias, pillars of journalistic grace? I guess the money in your pocket feels too good...

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