Albert Shanker, the late president of the American Federation of Teachers union, explained the fundamental problem with public schools: Without competition, there’s no incentive for schools to improve.
Long-term success often requires rejecting unsound and merely short-term gains. Recognizing that principle, America’s Founders constructed a system focused on long-term success, and we all today are still enjoying the fruits of their wisdom.
On behalf of its client, NPRI’s Center for Justice and Constitutional Litigation today filed a Non-Opposition welcoming the Nevada Legislature as a party in its lawsuit against the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, the State of Nevada and GOED Executive Director Steven Hill.
According to a new study by the American Enterprise Institute, the average full-career public employee in Nevada who retired in 2011 or 2012 will become a “pension millionaire” — someone who receives a million dollars or more in retirement. On average, public retirees in the Silver State receive gold-plated pensions worth $1.33 million. And this doesn’t account for the tens of thousands of dollars in health-care benefits that many retirees receive.
NPRI’s campaign in summer 2013 to notify educators that they can opt out of their union by submitting written notice between July 1 and July 15 resulted in 168 members leaving the union. Prior to the summer of 2013, 2,499 of WCSD’s 3,984 teachers, or 62.7 percent, were part of the WEA. After the campaign, just 2,331 of 3,853 teachers, or 60.5 percent, are union members, according to public records provided by the school district.
A municipal bankruptcy statute is urgently needed to allow North Las Vegas to re-emerge from its current state of prolonged insolvency. Few things should warrant a special session of the legislature, but the pressing need for a municipal bankruptcy statute is one.
A long-time, small business owner speaks about how the margin tax would affect his business and others. Were it to pass, he estimates it could cause some businesses to scale back.
At the Nevada Supreme Court today, the Nevada Policy Research Institute filed an Opposition to the Clark County School District’s second motion to extend the period the Court had set for CCSD to respond to NPRI’s demand that it follow the Nevada Public Records Act (NPRA).
For every ribbon-cutting held to announce a government-chosen “winner,” there are numerous government-created losers in the shadows.
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