The choice union members don't know they have

Why employee freedom scares union bosses

August 5, 2015 | by Victor Joecks

Have you ever bought a new washer and dryer only to discover that the store down the street sold the same set for $750 less?

What to know about Nevada's ESA applications

August 3, 2015 | by Karen Gray

Parents who wish to enroll their children in Nevada’s new Education Savings Accounts program are now able to do so after the Treasurer released the official application form on Friday.

Nevada's school choice scholarship program is up and running

Scholarship granting organizations are accepting tax-credit-earning donations and applications

July 29, 2015 | by Victor Joecks

The well-deserved national praise for SB302, which created the nation’s best school choice program, has overshadowed the second school-choice program that lawmakers created during the 2015 Legislative Session.

As part of his original education agenda, Gov. Brian Sandoval proposed AB165, the Nevada Educational Choice Scholarship Program, which gives firms tax credits for funding scholarships.

ESA myths busted by education reform facts

July 20, 2015 | by Chantal Lovell

Are you better off than your parents were?

If you’re like most adult Americans, you likely answered “yes.”

But do you expect your children will be better off than you are?

If you answer “yes” to that question, you’re part of a rapidly shrinking minority.

Sandoval's tax hikes explained

Businesses won't be the only ones paying the price for bigger, more wasteful Nevada government

July 7, 2015 | by Chantal Lovell

For much of last year, most Nevada business owners and great numbers of employees expressed real concern over the margin tax proposal looming over the state.

NPRI's case against federal government gains allies, national attention

July 2, 2015 | by Chantal Lovell

WASHINGTON, D.C. The Nevada Policy Research Institute’s lawsuit on behalf of Victor Fuentes is gaining national attention, with two nonprofits jointly filing an amicus brief with the Supreme Court of the United States this week. 

More than money needed to fix education

July 1, 2015

Nevada’s 2015 legislative session was dubbed “the education session” by some people, and there were major changes in our K-12 system. Yet, despite much talk about Gov. Brian Sandoval’s proposals, the most significant reform was not one he proposed.

First glimpse of eligibility requirements for ESA program released

Treasurer suggests way for private and homeschooled students to participate

June 30, 2015 | by Chantal Lovell

Editor's note: The Treasurer's office released the following initial guidelines on the state's new Education Savings Accounts (ESA) program. The guidelines offer the first glimpse at eligibility requirements for current private and homeschooled students. The Nevada Policy Research Institute will continue to help parents and schools understand ESAs and answer any questions they have.   

Reforms were stripped out before session's end

Promises to tie spending to reforms and accountability proven false

June 24, 2015 | by Victor Joecks

To sell his $1.4 billion tax increase to Republicans in the Assembly and to the general public, Gov. Brian Sandoval promised that unprecedented levels of state spending would be accompanied by reforms and accountability.

During the session, the Nevada Policy Research Institute and courageous lawmakers, like Assemblyman Ira Hansen, asked the obvious question, “Where is the accountability for the money, especially the decades of education-funding increases that we’re already spending?”

How Nevada can finally fix its failing schools

June 18, 2015

The following is the essay submitted by Ryan Everson as part of his application for the Professor R.S. Nigam & NPRI Freedom Scholarship. Ryan, who will attend Arizona State University this fall, received the scholarship for his outstanding argument for school choice, as well as his many academic and community achievements. To learn more about Ryan and the annual scholarship, please click here.

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