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Educate Nevada Now engages in research and analysis on education topics that are important to Nevadans. This database has been developed to provide thorough and timely information about issues affecting our state.

May 11, 2017   |   Research Documents
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Understanding the Effect of Average Teacher Salaries

Schools in poor neighborhoods have the deck stacked against them. One reason this is the case is the use of average teacher salaries to dictate the expense for teachers at all schools, despite the actual cost of teaching staff. Poor schools, with less expensive and less experienced teachers, must pay for and subsidize the wealthier schools teacher costs. This chart illustrates some of the most stark contrasts in teacher salaries in Clark County.

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Graph - A Decade of Per-Pupil Funding in Nevada

In the debate over increasing school funding and reforming Nevada's 50-year-old funding formula, it's important to understand that the State has still not committed to increasing per-pupil funding (the basic support guarantee) to the levels seen a decade ago. This graph shows Nevada's funding levels, comparing 2008 funding to the recent proposed level of funding, and what we should be investing according to a cost study that examined the needs of our students.

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Private School Affordability

Nevada’s school vouchers do not cover tuition at most private schools in the state. Families will be forced to reach into their own pockets – even with ESAs.

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Per Pupil Myth

Proponents of this unconstitutional voucher program claim Nevada’s public schools will somehow have more money if SB 302 is implemented. Here’s why their math doesn’t add up.