Recent Articles by John Florez
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’...
Published: Monday, October 6, 2014 4:30 pm MDT
The recent forum on school absenteeism reminded me of what the keynote speaker said at a child welfare conference I attended in California many years ago: “Our children are the best diagnosed, but no one ...
Published: Friday, September 26, 2014 9:02 pm MDT
How about parents and teachers running their own schools? Schools where local people have actual control that prepare students to thrive in a new world.
Published: Friday, September 19, 2014 8:17 pm MDT
It looks like legislators have turned public education into a house of cards ready to collapse from too many needless laws piled on a shaky foundation.
Published: Friday, September 12, 2014 11:40 pm MDT
We need a state school board that is elected by the voters who have the public’s interest and the future of our students as their focus, without being encumbered with political ties.
Published: Friday, September 5, 2014 9:06 pm MDT
The main problem is that politicians seem to have now compromised UTA’s original mission — moving people — and allowed it to become more of a private developer’s organization instead of ...
Published: Friday, August 29, 2014 10:56 pm MDT
The state school board needs to have a vision established before — not after — selecting a new superintendent.
Published: Friday, August 22, 2014 9:30 pm MDT
It’s parents' right to know their child is safe at school, and it’s the school board's responsibility to take safety seriously as well as the reporting of incidents and protections.