Publications

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.

Unpopular margin tax campaign financed almost entirely by Nevada teachers

Finance reports show union, few others, contributed to ballot initiative

June 18, 2014 | by Chantal Lovell

Campaign finance reports reveal that almost all funding to support the proposed margin tax has come from Nevada teachers.

Overlooked problem with the margin tax

“Affiliated group” language could be devastating for Nevada businesses

June 12, 2014 | by Geoffrey Lawrence

Key language in the proposed margin tax might force firms to file taxes jointly with firms that they have never done business.  A business owner may not even know the business owners with whom the tax would force them to file jointly, should the tax become law.

NPRI announces 2014 scholarship winner

June 9, 2014

Phalguni Vetrichelvan, a soon-to-be graduate of Advanced Technologies Academy, is the 2014 recipient of the Professor R.S. Nigam & NPRI Freedom Scholarship, the Nevada Policy Research Institute announced today.

NPRI launches billboard campaign to inform teachers of their ability to leave CCEA between July 1 and 15

June 4, 2014

Multiple billboards throughout the Las Vegas Valley are today alerting Nevada teachers to their right to opt out of the Clark County Education Association between July 1 and July 15, the Nevada Policy Research Institute has announced.

New Clark County teachers don’t have to join CCEA

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

June 2, 2014 | by Victor Joecks

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

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

Two-week window gives teachers chance to save $600 to $770+ a year

June 2, 2014 | by Victor Joecks

Between July 1 and July 15, Nevada teachers can opt out of union membership. The two-week window gives teachers a chance to save $600 to $770+ a year.

CCSD has spent $2.1 million on outside legal counsel since 2012

Nothing comes before the school board, but CCSD’s legal department is well over budget

May 29, 2014 | by Karen Gray

Despite its massive budget and full staff, the Clark County School District Office of General Council has exceeded its outside-counsel budget in each of the past three years. For this school year, the CCSD legal office is some $179,000 over its legal services budget.

Why Big New Taxes Won't Fix Nevada Public Schools

As teacher-union leader Al Shanker explained, the core problem isn't money

May 27, 2014 | by Steven Miller

Money isn’t the real problem with K-12 public education. Albert Shanker, the longtime president of the national American Federation of Teachers, frequently — despite his union job — felt compelled to tell the truth.  For the first time, NPRI put its message in a wholly cartoon format, publishing a slideshow explaining Shanker’s important comments.

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