All posts tagged "Nevada education"

  • Opinion
    NPRI: Labor reforms lacking

    SB241 provides only a façade of reform (Victor Joecks of NPRI) – Do you remember in January when Gov. Brian Sandoval gave his State of the State address? Along with calling for the largest tax increase in Nevada history, he promised “to pass the right reforms of our collective bargaining laws. We must...

  • Politics
    NPRI: Edwards offers alternative to mindless education spending

    Dickman, Titus and Edwards show courage in voting against wasteful spending (Victor Joecks of NPRI) – Today, the Senate Finance Committee and Assembly Ways and Means Committee approved around $600 million in new education spending. At the start of the meeting and in anticipation of all this new spending, Sen. Ben Kieckhefer...

  • Opinion
    “Cuts” do not mean what they teach in school

    (Ron Knecht) – A Nevada legislator says he’s witnessed the “systematic dismantling” of public K-12 education over recent budget cycles, with more than $700-million cut from K-12 during the Great Recession.  (Associated Press, March 1, 2013.) While folks may recognize that “systematic dismantling” is just the next rhetorical step after “draconian cuts” and...

  • Government
    Governor’s lackeys trot out Po Po to beg for higher taxes

    (Fred Weinberg) – They are getting desperate over in Carson City. It clearly appears that Governor Sandoval’s proposed business license tax is dead on arrival in the State Assembly after it passed through the State Senate like feces through a goose. A watered down version in the Assembly doesn’t seem to have the...

  • Opinion
    CCSD showing its true colors in shed ‘controversy’

    Demolishing a donated equipment shed? It’s just a power grab. (Chantal Lovell of NPRI) – Groucho Marx might...

  • Government
    Some real problems with Nevada School Funding

    (Ron Knecht) – In Controller’s Monthly Report #4, Assistant Controller Geoff Lawrence and I address K-12 education.  Last time, I reviewed some of its highlights, and this time, some others. First, Nevada’s K-12 funding mechanism is very convoluted, confusing parents and taxpayers and reducing accountability.  It uses a complex mix of state and...

  • Opinion
    At the capital: SB411: School districts want another tax increase for construction

    (Victor Joecks of NPRI) – Hi, I’m Victor Joecks here in Carson City. When people ask me how much the education establishment wants to spend, I tell them the answer is “more.” They are simply never satisfied. SB411 sponsored by Sen. Debbie Smith, is the perfect example of this. Earlier this year, the...

  • Government
    Green schools not right for Nevada

    As districts begin to build new schools, they should focus on kids, not environmental activists (Chantal Lovell...

  • Government
    LVRJ: Common Core testing halted at schools in Nevada, 2 other states

    (Francis McCabe of Las Vegas Review-Journal) – Nevada education officials said Wednesday they planned to hold accountable the...

  • Politics
    Matthews: Education Savings Account to provide High Quality Education in Nevada

    (Andy Matthews of NPRI) – I’ve written multiple times over the past few months about Education Savings Accounts,...

  • Government
    Will Republican lawmakers ridicule this budget proposal, too?

    (Thomas Mitchell) – When Dan Schwartz had the temerity to suggest the state would not sink into chaos...

  • Government
    Former Gov. Miller touts his failed education spending to promote Sandoval’s plan

    (Thomas Mitchell) – This past week Gov. Brian Sandoval presented his proposed business license tax based on gross...

  • Opinion
    Parents, Not Taxes, the Answer to Nevada’s Education Woes

    (Jeff Ecker) – Are Nevadans being kept in the dark by both Democrat and conservative legislators on why Gov. Sandoval’s proposed tax hike, SB 252, to pump money into the school system is a terrible idea? If you were a politician, would you dare imply that poor school performance is directly related...

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