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Published: Saturday, July 23 2011 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Salt Lake City, UT

John: Great article.

Mike Richards
South Jordan, Utah

Mr. Florez article is confusing. He wrote: "The chairman of the state Senate Education Committee seems to quickly latch on to the latest fix without an understanding of how it promotes the purpose of education in today's flat world."

Then he wrote (about that chairman): "Now, he wants to study collective bargaining."

Is Mr. Florez telling us that the chairman should NOT study the issues that affect the flow of dollars from the tax payers to the classroom?

If Mr. Florez telling us that the teachers have the solution? If they have the solution, then why are they hiding that solution? The lives of the students are being held hostage.

It seems to me that every week, Mr. Florez wants to blame somebody for society's ills. This week, he has selected the chairman. Last week he selected someone else. Next week, he'll find yet another recipient for his wrath.

The SYSTEM is broken, Mr. Florez. It's not the chairman's fault. It's not the teachers' fault. It's not the students' fault. It's the SYSTEM'S fault. The system does not work. It has never worked. Unions tell us that it would work if we just funded it properly.


Salt Lake City, UT

"Simply contacting your legislator is meaningless. They listen to their campaign contributors." Well of course, and they listen to their big contributors. The average person and family are powerless to change education policy or much of anything else. Tell us, Mr. Florez, how does any of this change?

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