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Little attention has been given to a finding that 40 percent of those who graduate from Utah teacher colleges never enter the profession, and that another 40 percent leave the profession after five years.
While money is important, the reality is public education’s governance structure has no accountability and no vision, and it's one in which no one is in charge, neither the governor, state school board or...
Keeping our governmental institutions responsive to current needs is a difficult challenge. This year we have the opportunity to elect leaders who will renew our governmental institutions and breathe new life a...
Neither of the Republican candidates for governor seem to articulate the broader problems facing our state: how technology, globalization and demographics have disrupted our institutions, such as education.
Until parents and taxpayers elect leaders who understand our world, have a vision and provide a new organizational structure for public education, our children will continue to have a second-class education.
Take the time to celebrate the uniqueness of who you are, because it is only you who can define who you are, nobody else.
Has the University of Utah's handling of the Terry Tempest Williams controversy lost it the moral high ground it once held?
When we moved into a “real house,” there was no heating or indoor toilet, and the kitchen sink had only cold water. My mother, however, was in heaven because she had a yard where she could plant veg...
I had to remind myself my purpose was to bring people together, not to vent my resentment over my father’s discrimination years ago.
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...