LAS VEGAS — Would you like to see the information the State of Nevada is keeping on your child?
You may have to take out a loan.
The State Department of Education recently notified one Washoe County parent it would cost him more than $10,000.
When John Eppolito, a parent of four, asked to view the information the state is warehousing on his children, he was informed that "the Department’s Director of Information Technology… has estimated that the cost will be approximately $10,194."
Bundy’s situation is merely the latest flashpoint in a growing resentment across the American West of the federal government’s presumptuous and frequently abusive administration of the land. In Nevada, where federal authorities control 87 percent of the land — leaving the people only 13 percent — public resentment toward the federal land imperium is pervasive and bipartisan.
Searchable salary data for over 128,000 Nevada government employees, for the 2013 calendar year, is now available at TransparentNevada.com, a website operated by the Nevada Policy Research Institute to make government spending transparent to taxpayers.
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.