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Businesses should take the initiative and get together with educators and share how businesses can tie in workplace learning with classwork learning. That investment may yield the greatest return for employers.
Can you imagine students, with their parents, planning their educations with apps and taking their plans to school to help them become a reality? There is nothing more empowering than taking control over one...
The Legislature needs to see that changes are in order for it to continue to carry out its mandate under current social and economic conditions, rather than those that existed when it was originally established...
Our nation is becoming divided by income inequality between the 1 percent "haves" and the rest of us, and divided by zip codes. Our paths seldom cross. And our key "value" institutions have been disrupted by th...
The Legislature's prison relocation effort is like the leaders of a little town located at the bottom of a hill. A long, winding road on the hill resulted in many accidents. Their solution was to build a hospit...
Last week, Republican members of the Utah Legislature’s Health Reform Task Force voted down Gov. Gary Herbert’s Healthy Utah plan to offer health insurance to 146,000 poor and uninsured Utahns.
The idea of prison relocation is like Christmas fruitcake: no one really wants it, but it keeps making the rounds every once in a while. And each time, relocation turns out to be unfeasible and too costly to th...
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...
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...
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...