Eyesore of the Month – Lincoln Marti

Who overfed Rainbow Brite and unleashed her on this corner?

This building, located on the southwest corner of one of the busiest and most visible intersections in Miami (SW 8 ST & SW 27 AVE), is home to one of several branches of Lincoln Marti Schools in Miami-Dade County.

Interlude: You may recall that Lincoln Marti is the same school attended by the poster child for all political pawns – the indelible Elian Gonzalez aka Eliansito. Elian was not only fortunate enough to have been treated to Cheeseburger Happy Meals, a visit to Walt Disney World, and a black Labrador puppy courtesy of United States Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart, he was also afforded the opportunity to partake in the Cuban Heritage Program at Lincoln Marti, a program”especially developed to strengthen the Cuban roots of those children born in the United States of Cuban ancestry as well as bridge a deeper understanding among those American and Latin American students who care to know about the history of a country that even though small in size has had an enormous influence in the history of the United States and the world.

Ladies and gentlemen, children – the ones a sober pre-Bobby Whitney Houston once believed were our future – attend class in a structure with windows and doors purposely “blacked out” with bright reds, blues, yellows and greens. That means no sunshine. That means no view. That means staring at la ticher and the chalkboard – that’s it – for a minimum of 6 hours a day.

Not only are Whitney’s children forced to “learn” in this environment everyday, but thousands upon thousands of pedestrians and motorists alike are forced to witness this on a daily basis as well.

I turn to you, my readers, for ideas on what we can do to improve the quality of life of innocent children and the not-so-innocent adults who allow them to inhabit an environment as such.

The comments section is now open. Please chat amongst yourselves.

Feel free to visit Lincoln Marti online, a one-stop shop where you can learn about the school’s curriculum, see pictures of Elian’s School, pick up “El Album de Elian” in their online store, and purchase mamey/sapote by the pound. While you’re there, don’t forget to make a donation using your very own PayPal account.

Adrian Salgado is a Realtor Associate with RED I Realty in Miami, FL and can be reached at 305-491-7179 or SalgadoA@gmail.com.



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13 responses to “Eyesore of the Month – Lincoln Marti

  1. LoreL

    Did you just notice this??? This corner is sure to wake anyone up on their downtown commute. Another thing most classes in this school are taught in SPANISH… Hmmm… I guess that no one told them that this school is located in Miami, FL, USA… And I can go out on a limb here and more than likely they actually think that the word teacher is actually spelled correctly as ‘ticher’

  2. Adrian Salgado

    No, I didn’t just notice this. I’ve been meaning to put some thoughts together regarding this beauty, but never got around to it – until today.

    By the way, ticher IS the correct spelling. You were miseducated at that school you attended.

  3. Major13

    Does this school have a baseball, basketball or swimming team? It looks like the pool is on the third floor. Damn and I just paid for my son’s school. I wonder if I would be able to transfer.

  4. Sandra A. & Karen

    sooo as my friend and I sit in our sociology masters level course at FIU. (P.S. we are ticher’s and according to my friend who works in “el barrio”, this is the correct spelling) we wonder what effect this is having on the children of this school….ok seriously lets stop the bullshit! That shit is horrible those kids have to be dying. Maybe some 3-D sunglasses would help. Adrian, I think it’s your duty to like call DCF, Rudy Crew, Barnum and Bailey Circus or something! : ) Honestly thanks for the entertainment you would think we were in that building right now; this class is killing us slowly! : )

  5. Adrian Salgado

    Nope. Just a domino team.

  6. Adrian Salgado

    Sandra A. & Karen,

    Study hard and one day you may find yourselves in charge at one their many locales.

    What effect is this having on the children of this school?

    Hmmm…great topic for a dissertation.

  7. Calle Ocho, mano!! Acere!! Compadre, Escoria. It fits right in…lol


  8. LoreL

    Oye… I was bored and decided to check out the school’s website online… They have a video with a song called “lincoln marti es para ti”. I’m laughing so hard this song needs to be shared!!!!

  9. Silvia (aka) Papita

    To think this school has been around for the longest …. and there is one practically going up in all sections of the City.

    I interviewed a young lady who graduated from this school and she could not even speak English (nor clearly at all). Needless to say – I hired her to ‘clean rooms’. Not that there is anything wrong with that, just that the young lady absoluetly has NO FUTURE. She will never progress …. Parents need to be WARNED!!!!

    Good luck to all !!!

  10. monica

    I just read this blog…i’m a little late i know. I laughed immediately when i read this. This is the view i have from my office (located in the Interamerican Plaza). I always think of how horrible this place is while I drive to work and as i try to service the kids who actually go to Lincoln Marti’s all over the county! That’s a hint as to what happens if you send your kids to this school!


    I think we finally found where Saddam kept the weapons of mass destruction.

  12. Michael S

    I am surprised that the Board of Education is not doing something about this school. Although we don’t have an official language our universities have chosen English as the education language. A high school should prepare it’s students for higher education; therefore teach them in English.

    Don’t get me wrong I am not against bi-lingual education. I have seen many successful people from Korean-American, Jewish-American, Armenian-American…etc schools…I am against de-americanizing U.S. citizen children. Regardless of their background all Americans should be educated be Americans and loyal to this country.

    United we stand…God bless U.S. of A.

  13. Anonymous

    wow, I go to 1 of these schools. Trust me, this one’s not the worse…hm..that’s all I’ll say because…hm. & trust me the lack of style is 1 of the least things to be concerned about this school….ok that’s all I’ll say..wait 1 more thing..

    don’t believe the advertisements.

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