All posts tagged "CCEA"

  • Government
    800-plus Teachers Exit Clark County Education Association

    (NPRI) – Las Vegas, NV – Over 800 teachers have left the Clark County Education Association since February 2012, according to information NPRI has obtained from the Clark County School District. In February 2012, 11,406 CCSD teachers were listed as CCEA members. Currently, only 10,590 teachers are CCEA members, a decrease of 816...

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    Back To Schools You Wouldn’t Choose

    (Geoffrey Lawrence/NPRI) – As Nevada’s children return to school this fall, many parents will again be frustrated, recognizing that their children will be relegated to sub-standard education. Parents who can’t afford to live in the wealthy neighborhoods that host the best public schools, and who can’t afford private-school tuition, will discover that...

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    CCSD Contract Proposals Go To A Vote On Monday

    (Victor Joecks/NPRI) – Outside of CCEA’s newsletter, which is buried on its website, I haven’t seen this noted anywhere else, so here’s a bit of breaking news. The Clark County Education Association is having a meeting on August 20 at 4:30 p.m. and will be voting on a new contract with the...

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    Why One Teacher Is Urging Others To Leave CCEA

    (Victor Joecks/NPRI) – For the past month, NPRI has been doing our best to let CCSD teachers know that they can opt out of the Clark County Education Association — but only by submitting written notice by July 15, which is this Sunday. (A generic opt-out letter is here for any teachers...

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    Unions Attack CCSD For Releasing Public Information

    There’s a public-records subplot to NPRI’s efforts to let CCSD teachers know they can leave the Clark County Education Association from July 1-15. Almost a month ago, NPRI requested the work e-mail addresses for all teachers in the Clark County School District under NRS 239, Nevada’s public-records law. In part, NRS 239.010...

  • Politics
    CCSD Teachers Have An Option When It Comes To Unions

    (Victor Joecks/NPRI) – Last Thursday, two CCSD teachers and I offered public comment to the Clark County School District board meeting letting the trustees and the public know that CCSD teachers can opt out of the Clark County Education Association from July 1 to July 15. Details on how teachers can do...

  • Politics
    Why Does CCEA’s President Murillo Want To Silence Teachers?

    (Victor Joecks/NPRI) – On Tuesday, I wrote a commentary informing teachers in the Clark County School District...

  • Government
    Thanks To Unions, CCSD Lays Off 1,015 Teachers

    (Victor Joecks/NPRI) – CCSD Superintendent Dwight Jones warned that an unelected, unaccountable arbitrator from California rewarding the...

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    Highly Paid Teaching Couple Prefers High Salary Over Improving Qualifications

    (Victor Joecks/NPRI) – Don’t shoot the messenger; teacher Vicki Steffenhagen is the one who wrote that. Vicki Steffenhagen is an English teacher who earned $88,432.90 in 2011. Her husband, a high school counselor, earned $104,895.88 in 2011. That’s total compensation of over $193,000 in 2011. If you just look at base pay,...

  • Government
    Is Clark County Teachers Union Protecting a Health Insurance Scam?

    (Ben Velderman/Education Action Group Foundation) – While the Great Recession has affected almost all Americans, Nevadans may be the hardest hit. The state leads the nation in unemployment (13 percent) and home foreclosures (three times the national average). Because of the faltering economy and slowed tax revenue, the Clark County School District needs...

  • Government
    Underperforming Teacher Not Fired, Transferred To Another School

    (Victor Joecks/NPRI) – Dave Berns with the Las Vegas Sun has been writing a series of articles on Chaparral High School. Included in Berns’ most recent article was a perfect example of why school must be allowed to fire bad teachers. Chaparral High School Principal David Wilson refers to math as “the...

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    Union President Pledges To Understate CCSD Per-Pupil Education Spending By $4,000

    (Victor Joecks/NPRI) – Do facts matter? More specifically, do they matter to Ruben Murillo, president of the Clark County Education Association — at least when it comes to accurately noting how much the Clark County School District will spend per pupil this year? We’ll find out for sure soon enough, but the...

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    Teachers Union Leaders Awarded Double-Digit Raises

    (Michael Chamberlain/Nevada Business Coalition) – The economy is booming, haven’t you noticed? If not, you must not be a member of a government employee union. The local teachers union, the Clark County Education Association, has awarded its President and Vice President 14% pay raises, from $90,000 to $103,000, according to sources. The...