Recent Articles by John Florez
Published: Friday, December 12, 2014 10:21 pm MST
If we don’t know what kind of work our student children will be doing in the future, why do business folks and politicians keep making incremental changes to education when the world is changing exponenti...
Published: Friday, December 5, 2014 9:53 pm MST
A past as growing up in Salt Lake City as a minority and dealing with local police as well as working with national and local law enforcement leaders later in life provides a unique perspective on the importanc...
Published: Friday, November 28, 2014 9:35 pm MST
The governor’s "lift all boats" economic theory just doesn’t hold water these days. Public policy is supposed to express the interest of all citizens consistent with the people’s values. It...
Published: Friday, November 21, 2014 8:23 pm MST
Fundraising is about more than raising money. It’s about being together and enjoying the time together.
Published: Friday, November 14, 2014 6:59 pm MST
Two major problems of public education in Utah are the governance structure and oppressive cultural environment created by the Legislature.
Published: Friday, November 7, 2014 11:07 pm MST
For 19 years, business groups have created committees and studies on Utah's struggling education — promising more accountability and more funding. The two most recent efforts seem to be more of the s...
Published: Friday, October 31, 2014 8:31 pm MDT
Next Tuesday, let us all be willing to embrace new ideas in keeping with our community values. It’s the price of growth.
Published: Friday, October 24, 2014 9:04 pm MDT
It appears the governor and legislators have different standards when it comes to programs for the poor and show what groups and policies they favor.
Published: Friday, October 17, 2014 8:55 pm MDT
The board has appointed a new superintendent who should carry out its intent of bringing clear direction and expectations to public education. Now, the Legislature and governor should assist the board in fulfil...
Published: Friday, October 10, 2014 11:35 am MDT
What are we to believe when Gov. Gary Herbert says he supports children and education but then turns down the opportunity to apply for a federal grant of up to $15 million for preschool programs for Utah’...