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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...
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...
The effort to overturn Gov. Gary Herbert's veto of "vendor legislation" reflects a rudderless state public education system.
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.
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.”