Recent Articles by John Florez
Published: Friday, November 21, 2014 8:23 pm MST
Fundraising is about more than raising money. It’s about being together and enjoying the time together.
Published: Friday, November 14, 2014 6:59 pm MST
Two major problems of public education in Utah are the governance structure and oppressive cultural environment created by the Legislature.
Published: Friday, November 7, 2014 11:07 pm MST
For 19 years, business groups have created committees and studies on Utah's struggling education — promising more accountability and more funding. The two most recent efforts seem to be more of the s...
Published: Friday, October 31, 2014 8:31 pm MDT
Next Tuesday, let us all be willing to embrace new ideas in keeping with our community values. It’s the price of growth.
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.