John Florez: New school board members can make a difference


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  • squirt Taylorsville, ut
    Dec. 2, 2012 9:06 a.m.

    So John, your answer is to ignore the trained professionals and their expertise in favor of elected school boards comprised of dedicated folks with little or no education expertise.

    That is the problem with education, John. NO other business would put up with hiring or listening to individuals with no expertise in their craft.

    You want to fix education, give it back to the educators. That has NEVER happened. The responsibility for the concerns facing us now lies with people who disrespect the teacher's voice and expertise.

    Public Education is the only system which is governed and ruled by individuals with NO education experience, degrees, or knowledge.

    I am sadly disappointed in your commentary.

  • EJM Herriman, UT
    Dec. 1, 2012 5:22 p.m.

    Finding that balance between sticking to one's principles and building consensus is what all policy makers /leaders are called to do. Many policy makers don't have principles but they do like being reelected. Is anyone interested in reviewing the idea of term limits for all elected officials?

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Dec. 1, 2012 11:11 a.m.

    So are you advocating that school board members should avoid sitting down and listening to other people or that they should simply go into the job with pre-existing opinions and an iron clad agenda?

    Could it be that failure to be "educated" is one of the most problematic problems in America today? Because part of education is learning to look at situations from other perspectives than one's own.

  • Constance Theodore SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Dec. 1, 2012 9:56 a.m.

    "Free" PUBLIC education is the cornerstone of the USA democracy.
    Dedicated Boards of Education--herein is the "to do" list to strengthen
    you, the students, and our future.