ESA / Vouchers

April 26, 2017   |   Blog
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Voucher/ESA Roundup

How vouchers and ESAs are fairing and failing in other states   ESA vouchers continue to be a hot topic throughout the entire nation, not just in Nevada. As the Silver State continues to consider jumping on the voucher bandwagon with one of the least accountable programs in the nation, SB 506, the country is […]

April 20, 2017   |   Blog
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Where the education bills stand

A quick update on the education bills we’ve been monitoring   On the heels of the holiday weekend, our legislators were up in Carson City working hard to meet deadline day.  Last Friday was the day on which bills have to come out of committee, or die.  In the next  few days, the bills that […]

March 18, 2017   |   Blog
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Announcing the #publicmoneypublicschools coalition

We’re proud to join with the Nevada State Education Association, the ACLU of Nevada and Battle Born Progress to create the #publicmoneypublicschools coalition. Together, we can say no to vouchers in the 2017 Legislature. Read more here: PMPS_position paper_3.16.17

February 15, 2017   |   Blog
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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   |   Blog
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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   |   Blog
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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 […]

October 20, 2016   |   Blog
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Governor Sandoval Excludes ESA Vouchers from Special Session

The Governor has called a special session that began this Monday morning October 10, 2016, to work out funding for a new NFL stadium, upgrades to the Las Vegas Convention Center, and more police officers. Thank you, Governor Sandoval, for not including ESA vouchers in the upcoming special session! Proponents of vouchers wanted the special […]