Contrary to what you might have heard, Education Savings Accounts are not dead. They’re very much alive. And they’ll be back again this summer — if Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval wants it so.
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Legislators have been skirting the Nevada Constitution to pass tax increases for 20 years, and it’s time to expose their scheme.
The Clark County School District is asking the Legislature to remove regulations on the hiring requirements for new teachers while simultaneously imposing new burdens on charter school applicants.
A mega corporation is using skewed research to sell its product to gullible parents. The conglomerate claims to help kids, but its product actually has no effect — or a negative effect — on children’s cognitive skills and social behaviors.
Telling a lie over and over doesn’t make it true. But it can turn a lie into a narrative. Don’t believe me? Take Nevada’s budget. You’re already hearing that the state’s general fund is about to be cut to the bone.
It’s a litmus test for Nevada Democrats and membership in the state’s education establishment: The belief that increased education funding leads to improved student achievement.