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February 14, 2017   |  
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ESA debate prompts talks over other ways to fund public education

This story originally aired on February 9, 2017, and you can watch it here. LAS VEGAS – The debate over education funding is heating up both in Las Vegas and the state capital. In Carson City, lawmakers grilled representatives from the State Treasurer’s Office over the controversial Educations Savings Account program. Angela Best’s three children […]

February 14, 2017   |  
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Weighted school funding plan needs to ‘work for every child’

This article originally appeared in the Las Vegas Sun on February 12, 2017 and can be found here. Weighted school funding plan needs to ‘work for every child’ Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017 | 2 a.m. For proposing new state funding to benefit English language learners and low-income students in Nevada public schools, Gov. Brian Sandoval deserves […]

January 27, 2017   |  
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School Board approves ‘sanctuary’ status for Clark County immigrants

This article originally appeared in the Las Vegas Sun on January 26, 2017 and can be found here. By Ian Whitaker (contact) Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 | 7:35 p.m. Members of the Clark County School Board reaffirmed a commitment to protect the privacy of the district’s undocumented students Thursday night. Buoyed by public support from Nevada […]

January 25, 2017   |   ,
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COMMENTARY: Private school vouchers would drain money away from Clark County’s public schools, and largely benefit Nevada’s richest students and families.

By SYLVIA LAZOS Special to the Review-Journal As we approach the 2017 Legislature, I hope we can get one fact clear: Private school vouchers drain money away from public schools, and they largely benefit our state’s richest students and families. One untrue argument put out by voucher supporters is that vouchers actually increase funding to […]

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

OP-ED: Education priorities As a parent plaintiff in the lawsuit, Lopez v. Schwartz, I was relieved and elated when the Nevada Supreme Court decided in September that the state voucher program’s funding mechanism was unconstitutional and the program could not be implemented. But imagine my surprise when I learned that state Treasurer Dan Schwartz had […]

June 27, 2016   |  
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RALSTON REPORTS – ACLU raises admitted ex parte conversations by state treasurer in school choice filing

In a pair of school choice lawsuit filings within the last week, the American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada has raised questions about Treasurer Dan Schwartz’s admission of ex parte conversations with state Supreme Court justices. The ACLU argues in its filings, which are below and reported by the Review-Journal, that the expedited hearing schedule “does […]

June 16, 2016   |  
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Reno News & Review – The real choice

The Nevada Supreme Court has announced it will hear oral arguments on at least one of the lawsuits filed against the Educational Savings Accounts (ESA), Nevada’s broadest-in-the-nation school voucher law, on July 8. The arguments relate to a lawsuit filed by parents of Nevada students who object to the voucher program because it violates the […]