The education establishment only wants accountability for its competitors. One of the most recent examples is the push to eliminate the Achievement School District.
Despite all the problems with its Public Employees’ Retirement System, Nevada has consistently done one thing right. It’s reevaluated and adjusted contribution rates every two years as needed. That could be changing.
The people most passionate about not hiking the subminimum wage for people with disabilities are advocates for people with disabilities.
The Southern Nevada Water Authority wants to take billions of gallons of water that doesn’t exist from Eastern Nevada via a pipeline that would cost ratepayers $15 billion. Doing so would devastate the wildlife and people who live there. That’s according to Kyle Roerink, executive director of the Great Basin Water Network, which opposes the pipeline.
Nevada isn’t the only state where rising pension costs are pinching school district budgets. California’s school districts are struggling to deal with per-pupil pension costs that have doubled in just four years.
It’s illegal in Nevada for government unions to strike. The Clark County Education Association is laying the groundwork for one anyway.
It doesn’t seem like it, but there’s at least one person in Congress working to reign in federal budget deficits.