Johnson wants to see more localization in education

A Republican candidate for Utah governor was in Logan Monday and while here Jonathan Johnson told local residents why he is challenging fellow Republican Governor Gary Herbert, who is seeking a third term this fall.

Johnson, who is Overstock.com chairman and business-builder, said he feels that Utah is a great place to live and it has a good education system but he feels that system could be made better.

On <a href=”http://610kvnu.com/assets/podcaster/324/2016_03_08_324_42636_2867.mp3″ target=”_blank”>KVNU’s For the People program Monday</a>, Johnson said there is no silver bullet for improving education.

“I think that there are principals, like localizing it more, pushing more decisions closer to the parents and the children,” said Johnson. “And then, trying to personalize education.

“If your kids are like mine, they may have the same nature and the same nurture but they all learn differently. I’ve got five children, five sons, and they just all learn things differently. We’ve had to, within the public school system, try to tailor their education. I think we can do that better.”

Johnson said he would like to meet local residents who want to help with his campaign. More information is available at <a href=”http://hirejj.com/” target=”_blank”>hirejj.com</a>.

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