All posts tagged "Nevada education"

  • Nevada
    High School Exit Exam Must Go!

    (Bill Hanlon, Nevada Public Education News) – Two sessions ago, the NV Legislature passed a bill replacing the...

  • Government
    Attorney General Laxalt files Motion to Dismiss Second Lawsuit challenging Nevada’s Education Choice Program

    (Office of the Attorney General) – Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt filed a motion to dismiss the second lawsuit challenging Nevada’s new Education Savings Account (ESA) program. Nevada’s ESAs broadly empower parents with educational choice, allowing them to best address their children’s needs by giving parents the option to create an account...

  • Opinion
    Miller: The creed of the ‘common school’

    It was never what today’s secular ideologues assume (Steven Miller, NPRI) – Nevada’s state constitution speaks in several places of something called “the common schools.” While that term is regularly read today to mean secular tax-supported government schools, that wasn’t what the term meant in 1864 when Nevada’s constitution was being written. So...

  • Opinion
    Clark: Common Core revisited

    (Jim Clark) – If you want to turn a PTA meeting into a street brawl just say something, anything, for or against Common Core; within five minutes you will have the audience at each other’s throats. This will demonstrate proof positive that there is no good idea under the Sun that can’t be screwed up...

  • Government
    Attorney General Laxalt asks court to dismiss lawsuit challenging Nevada’s Education Choice Program

    (Office of the Attorney General) – Today, Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) challenging Nevada’s pioneering Education Savings Account (ESA) law. The new law allows parents the freedom to choose how to best meet the educational needs of...

  • Opinion
    Science Education – not that important in Nevada

    (Bill Hanlon, Nevada Public Education) – Make no mistake, students in Nevada are receiving an inferior education as...

  • Opinion
    Nevada K-12 Education Policy and Spending: Ground Hog Day

    (Ron Knecht & Geoffrey Lawrence) – The liberal Washington Post recently reported that: “Scores on the SAT have sunk to the lowest level since the college admission test was overhauled in 2005, adding to worries about student performance in the nation’s high schools.” Long-term K-12 student achievement results – especially in light of...

  • Government
    Teacher Shortage, Predictable

      (Bill Hanlon) – If you judge the quality of education by your child’s experiences in school learning...

  • Opinion
    ACLU lawsuit is an attack on parental choice for educating their children

    (Thomas Mitchell) – Many of the news stories about the ACLU suing to block implementation of Nevada’s education savings accounts (ESAs), approved by this past Legislature as Senate Bill 302, mention that such accounts were declared unconstitutional in Colorado recently. Like Nevada, Colorado’s state constitution includes a Blaine Amendment prohibiting the use of tax...

  • Opinion
    Another Episode of “Why I Hate the Government” + The Cheating Regent

    (Chuck Muth, Citizen Outreach) – CHEATING REGENT DEFENDS PLAGIARISM University Regent Jason Geddes, who is also a government employee at UNR, has been caught red-handed plagiarizing a California think tank’s report in a 1995 college dissertation. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Geddes’ paper included “pages of paragraphs being copied exactly” without quote...

  • Opinion
    Analysis: ACLU lawsuit declines to mention adverse U.S. Supreme Court rulings

    High court has repeatedly supported parental school choice (Steven Miller, NPRI) – Because some families may choose religiously affiliated schools, says the American Civil Liberties Union, no Nevada families should be allowed to benefit from the state’s new Education Savings Accounts program. Publicly, the ACLU attributes its anti-ESA hostility to a desire to...

  • Opinion
    For ESA Shame, the Name to Blame is… Sandoval

    (Chuck Muth, Citizen Outreach) – In his Sunday column published by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Steve Sebelius makes a valid point regarding the constitutionality of Nevada’s new Education Savings Accounts (ESAs).  He wrote… “Article 11, Section 10 of the Nevada Constitution reads, simply: ‘No public funds of any kind or character whatever, State, County...

  • Opinion
    GOP excuses for sentencing kids to 100 days in public school are total B.S.

    (Chuck Muth, Citizen Outreach) – It is impossible to overstate just how badly the Republican-controlled Nevada Legislature and our Republican governor screwed up the most exciting and promising school choice program in the galaxy. The fly-the-size-of-a-cow in the ointment continues to be the absurd and discriminatory requirement for parents of private school and...

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