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April 11, 2017   |   Announcements
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SB 390 Let’s expand ZOOM school opportunities for more students who need it

Tuesday, April 11th  there is a scheduled hearing with the Education Committee to begin at 3:30 p.m. on various topics including ZOOM schools, we encourage people to tune in, testify and help us support the students who need it most. Please testify or send an email to the Education Committee (https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/NELIS/REL/79th2017/Committee/185/Overview). You can testify in […]

April 4, 2017   |   Announcements
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New Voucher Bill, What’s The Difference?

Last week the Governor’s office introduced SB 506 a bill that would follow through on the Nevada ESA/Voucher program, right after Senator Majority Leader Aaron Ford declared Senator Scott Hammond’s almost identical bill SB 359 dead in the water. So what’s new with this bill? We were shocked to find there were little changes in […]

February 15, 2017   |   ESA / Vouchers
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Expensive Private Schools Not the Answer for Most Families

With the coming legislative session and the Governor’s proposed $60 million budget item for ESA vouchers, we must consider whether vouchers are good policy for Nevada families and taxpayers. Much has been said about other important investments, with proven track records of success, that should be funded instead of vouchers.  Access to quality pre-K, additional […]

December 15, 2016   |   ESA / Vouchers
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OP-ED: Parent says stop wasting taxpayer dollars on vouchers

On December 15, 2016, the Las Vegas Review Journal published an op-ed by Las Vegas, public school parent, Electra McGrath-Skrzydlewski, asking the Treasurer to stop wasting time and money promoting the unconstitutional voucher program.  The Op-ed states: As a parent plaintiff in the lawsuit, Lopez v. Schwartz, I was relieved and elated when the Nevada […]

December 5, 2016   |   ESA / Vouchers
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Public School Parents to State Treasurer: Obey Court Order, Stop ESA Program

On December 5, 2016, attorneys representing public school parents in the Lopez v. Schwartz lawsuit notified Attorney General Adam Laxalt that the actions of Treasurer Dan Schwartz to continue promoting Education Savings Account (ESA) vouchers violate a court order permanently blocking the ESA program. A copy of the Lopez parents’ letter is posted here. Educate […]

November 22, 2016   |   Announcements
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With ESA’s Gone, Time to Focus on the Real Needs of Students

An Education Savings Account (ESA) is a voucher that diverts taxpayer money constitutionally allocated for public schools to private schools. The voucher program threatened to strip away nearly $40 million from Nevada public schools. The same funds could be better served if they were allocated to fund Pre-K, Special Education, ELL, and the many  programs […]

November 21, 2016   |   Announcements
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Parental Engagement in the Community Implementation Council Can Make a Difference

The Legislative Advisory Committee to Develop a Plan to Reorganize the Clark County School District (AB 394,) proposed a plan to reorganize the way the Clark County School District conducts business. Clearly, defined responsibilities and continued communication between the stakeholders can be key to a successful venture. The changeover of having top school administrators making all […]