This Week in South Florida: Marta Perez

In a five to four vote last week, Miami-Dade School Board members pulled a textbook about sex health education based on a petition by a relatively small number of objections and against the will of the majority of parents and the district’s own objective advisor.

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – In a five to four vote last week, Miami-Dade School Board members pulled a textbook about sex health education based on a petition by a relatively small number of objections and against the will of the majority of parents and the district’s own objective advisor.

The board approved using those books after a public hearing in April, but since then it appears politics has come into play.

There’s an election on August 23 and three school board incumbents are on the ballot and have challengers, conservative candidates who oppose the books.

Veteran board member Marta Perez was one of those who voted to remove the sex health text book, and she joined This Week in South Florida hosts Michael Putney and Glenna Milberg to discuss. Their conversation can be seen at the top of this page.


About the Authors:

Glenna Milberg joined Local 10 News in September 1999 to report on South Florida's top stories and community issues. She also serves as co-host on Local 10's public affairs broadcast, "This Week in South Florida."

Michael Putney came to Local 10 in 1989 to become senior political reporter and host of "This Week In South Florida with Michael Putney." He is Local 10's senior political reporter.