The budget crisis facing the Clark County School District is no surprise. Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky predicted it just 19 months ago.
Education spending in Nevada keeps going up, but the Clark County School District keeps complaining it doesn’t get enough.
After long insisting that Education Savings Accounts were “vouchers,” a majority of Democrats in both houses of the Nevada Legislature voted to expand a program of private-school choice that resembles vouchers in many ways. And liberal special interests groups applauded them.
Fireworks lit up the Senate floor Thursday afternoon, and the explosions blew up a deal for Education Savings Accounts.
If no one’s failing, you have no accountability. That’s what lawmakers need to remember as they consider AB320.
It didn’t make the headlines, but if you read between the lines, we found out this week that the Nevada Legislature is going to pass Education Savings Accounts. No special session necessary.
A different kind of private school is looking to come to Las Vegas. If your family makes too much money, your children won’t be accepted.
It was only an opening skirmish, but Thursday’s hearing in Senate Finance previewed how desperate liberals are to stop Education Savings Accounts, Nevada’s groundbreaking school-choice program.
Democrats aren’t wasting any time trying to overturn Republican reforms from 2015.
If lawmakers are serious about equity in education funding, they‘ll increase school spending in Nevada’s richest neighborhoods. The highest-income neighborhoods in Clark County receive far less school funding than poorer areas.