Recent Articles by John Florez
Published: Friday, June 24, 2016 6:00 pm MDT
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.
Published: Friday, June 17, 2016 6:00 pm MDT
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...
Published: Friday, June 10, 2016 6:00 pm MDT
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...
Published: Friday, June 3, 2016 6:00 pm MDT
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.
Published: Friday, May 27, 2016 6:00 pm MDT
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.
Published: Friday, May 20, 2016 6:00 pm MDT
Take the time to celebrate the uniqueness of who you are, because it is only you who can define who you are, nobody else.
Published: Friday, May 13, 2016 6:00 pm MDT
Has the University of Utah's handling of the Terry Tempest Williams controversy lost it the moral high ground it once held?
Published: Friday, May 6, 2016 6:00 pm MDT
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...
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...