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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.

New NPRI Report: 33 ways to improve Nevada education without spending more

July 8, 2014

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.

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.

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