Recent Articles by John Florez
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.
Published: Friday, August 15, 2014 10:36 pm MDT
The governor and legislators take pride in touting Utah as the best-managed state in the union, at least when it comes to promoting business development; but it may be at the expense of the general public’...
Published: Friday, August 8, 2014 8:34 pm MDT
It starts with each of us renewing and committing ourselves to the pledge we once made when we were in grade school; as we did, we stood a little taller, a little prouder that we were “one nation, indivis...
Published: Friday, August 1, 2014 7:17 pm MDT
Unless we elect leaders who can lead, give us hope and unite us instead of divide us, we will continue to become a second-class state. Anything less is a recipe for failure.
Published: Friday, July 25, 2014 9:07 pm MDT
Now the governor wants another committee to study academic standards — and that is not his responsibility. It makes Utah’s leaders appear to lack confidence and explains why public education is in c...