Recent Articles by John Florez
Published: Friday, April 29, 2016 6:00 pm MDT
I had to remind myself my purpose was to bring people together, not to vent my resentment over my father’s discrimination years ago.
Published: Friday, April 22, 2016 6:00 pm MDT
Like today’s successful organizations, the governance structure should be restructured so it is clear who is responsible and accountable for public education, instead of no one as it now stands. Let the r...
Published: Friday, April 15, 2016 6:00 pm MDT
This year the Utah State Office of Education (USOE) tracked 163 education bills, with 90 becoming law; and this was a short legislative session. Many resources are consumed responding to the constant changes cr...
Published: Friday, April 8, 2016 6:00 pm MDT
The effort to overturn Gov. Gary Herbert's veto of "vendor legislation" reflects a rudderless state public education system.
Published: Friday, April 1, 2016 6:00 pm MDT
Without leaders with the political will to change the structure of our public education system and provide a vision for the 21st century, Utah’s public education will remain rudderless in a sea of change.
Published: Friday, March 25, 2016 6:00 pm MDT
Ronald Reagan: “Well, if you've got a kid that's extravagant, you can lecture him all you want to about his extravagance. Or you can cut his allowance and achieve the same end much quicker.”
Published: Friday, March 18, 2016 6:00 pm MDT
They say they fight big government, yet each year our legislators pass more regulations to control our lives, our education, economy, health and even take away local residents’ right to decide how our nei...
Published: Monday, March 14, 2016 11:00 pm MDT
Today’s workplace mirrors that of the larger society. There is less trust, less loyalty and more litigation. There is more competition and a loss of a sense of community. With less familiarity comes less ...
Published: Friday, March 4, 2016 6:00 pm MST
The chief justice of the Utah Supreme Court told lawmakers JRI won't work and “could lead to more crime without money to provide mental health and drug abuse treatment for offenders.”
Published: Friday, February 26, 2016 6:00 pm MST
For some parents, “choice” has a different meaning — miss work and don’t put food on the table, or walk their child to school.