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Nevada teacher union eyes new priority for ‘organizing’

Approach downplays services for members, aims for advocacy, ultimate militancy

July 23, 2014 | by Steven Miller

The Nevada State Education Association is shifting it from a service model to one of militant-style advocacy. 

The Fiscal and Economic Impact of a Margin Tax on Nevada

Levy would kill thousands of jobs, reduce residents' disposable income

Over 3,600 private-sector jobs will be lost if voters approve Question 3, commonly called the margin tax, in November, a new study released today by the Nevada Policy Research Institute finds. 

‘Reading Rainbow’ not just about books

One-time children’s show has lot to teach about free markets

July 16, 2014 | by Andy Matthews

Reading Rainbow has more to teach than a love of books. It has proven itself to be a prime example of the power of free markets.

33 ways to improve Nevada education without spending more

Reallocating existing education dollars could produce dramatically better Silver State school performance with no net increase in spending

July 8, 2014 | by Geoffrey Lawrence

There are dozens of ways to increase student achievement in Nevada without enacting job-killing tax increases or even spending one dollar more, finds a new study from the Nevada Policy Research Institute.

Nye County Commission to USF&W: Return church camp's water and compensate church for damage

July 7, 2014

The Nye County Board of Commissioners unanimously endorsed a resolution Tuesday supporting Pastor Victor Fuentes and his Ministerio Roca Solida (Solid Rock) Church camp in its fight to restore the camp’s surface water that was illegally taken by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Between July 1 and 15, Nevada teachers and support staffers can opt out of union membership

Two-week window gives school district employees a chance to save $600 to $770+ a year

July 2, 2014 | by Victor Joecks

No teacher or support-staff professional in Nevada has to join their local affiliate of the Nevada State Education Association. Once they do, however, most can only leave by submitting written notice during the middle of their summer vacation. 

New Clark County teachers don’t have to join CCEA

Educators will save over $770 if they don’t obligate themselves to union membership

July 1, 2014 | by Victor Joecks

New teachers with the Clark County School District don't have to join the teacher union.

NPRI sends mailers to over 9,000 teachers notifying them of their opt-out rights

July 1, 2014

In its ongoing commitment to notify Nevada teachers of their right to drop teacher union membership from July 1 to July 15, the Nevada Policy Research Institute sent out over 9,000 physical mailers over the weekend, reaching Clark County educators directly.

Big Brother: CCSD intercepts emails to teachers, prevents educators from learning of their rights

June 25, 2014

The Nevada Policy Research Institute’s annual effort to alert teachers of their right to opt out of union membership from July 1 to July 15 has uncovered something unsettling: The Clark County School District is intercepting and blocking emails sent to teachers, thereby preventing them from learning of their rights.

Teacher-funded NSEA financially backs groups pushing controversial social agenda

PLAN, ProgressNow received $100,000 from teacher unions in first quarter of 2014

June 19, 2014 | by Chantal Lovell

Teachers’ dues payments to the union are regularly used to further political and social agendas that may conflict with the personal views and convictions of individual members.

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