All posts tagged "Education Savings Account"

  • Opinion
    NPRI’s Priorities: Strengthening the ESA, fighting against tax hikes

    (Sharon Rossie, NPRI) – Now that I’ve been back at NRPI for some time and had the opportunity to speak with and meet many of you and hear your hopes and concerns for Nevada, I’d like to share my vision for NPRI and show you what I believe we can accomplish together....

  • 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...

  • Government
    Latinos’ support for School Choice options outpacing Nation

    (Susan Meyers, FFEC) – Latinos living in the United States support school choice in higher numbers than the general population and nearly all other demographics, according to a new survey released today by the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice. The survey found seven in 10 Latinos support some type of school choice, including...

  • 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...

  • Opinion
    Mitchell: Opponents of ESAs want everyone to suffer equally

    (Thomas Mitchell) – Apparently the opponents of the state’s new education savings account (ESA) law have a twisted...

  • Government
    NPRI unveils NevadaESA.com

    (Chantal Lovell, NPRI) – LAS VEGAS — Responding to the overwhelming interest in Nevada’s new Education Savings Accounts program, the Nevada Policy Research Institute unveiled a new website today, NevadaESA.com. With an extensive list of frequently asked questions that are continually being updated, tuition and contact information for Nevada’s private schools, an events...

  • Government
    ACLU suit over education savings accounts is a challenge to parental rights

    (Thomas Mitchell) – Many of the news stories about the ACLU suing to block implementation of Nevada’s education savings...

  • Government
    Nevada ACLU sues ESA program

    (The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice) – In a press conference today, the American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada announced it has filed a lawsuit to shut down Nevada’s new, nearly universal education savings account (ESA) funding for children. “We will be on the frontlines defending the gold standard of school choice...

  • Government
    Parent: ESAs will improve my child’s education; NPRI: ACLU lawsuit is legally flawed

    (NPRI) – LAS VEGAS — Responding to news that the American Civil Liberties Union has filed a Constitutional challenge against Nevada’s groundbreaking Education Savings Account program, Nevada parent Glynis Gallegos offered the following comments. Because of ESAs, Gallegos has taken her son from a public school and put him in a private school. “Education Savings...

  • Opinion
    Frankly speaking for ESA homeschoolers

    (Chuck Muth, Citizen Outreach) – My Muth’s Truths column Friday blasting Nevada legislative Republicans for blowing their opportunity to pass a better ESA (Education Savings Account) bill brought a simmering disagreement among homeschoolers to the boiling point. In a Yahoo group post on Saturday, Frank Schnorbus, a leader of the Nevada Homeschool Network,...

  • Opinion
    The ABC’s of how the GOP totally fouled up the ESA’s

    (Chuck Muth, Citizen Outreach) – Repeat after me: Republicans never blow an opportunity to blow an opportunity. And it seems that even when they do something right, they find a way to do it wrong.  Such is the case with Nevada’s new universal school voucher program called “Education Savings Accounts.” Yes, ESAs are...

  • Government
    Report finds new School Choice programs would cover majority of private school tuition costs

    Nevada Private School Enrollment Expected to Spike 33 Percent (The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice) – INDIANAPOLIS, IN — A Nevada school choice program to launch in 2016 will cover the majority of private school tuition costs for many elementary, middle and high school pupils, according to a new survey released today by...