Policy Studies

The Federal Land Stranglehold

- and What Nevada Can Do About It

June 1, 2007 | by Charles F. Barr

The federal government's tight grip on Nevada's land is causing economic harm – and, in many cases, genuine hardship – to local developers, workers, renters and would-be homeowners.

NPRI's 2007 Roundtables

Career & Technical Education in Nevada

April 1, 2007 | by Robert Schmidt Ph.D. , John Ziebell

Many of Nevada's high school graduates are more inclined toward - and perhaps better suited for - an education that emphasizes technical and practical skills, rather than academics.

A TASC for Nevada

Economic benefits for the Silver State of TASC-style spending control

Legal constraints on government spending redound to the benefit of the economy and substantial improvements in living standards.

Teaching the Forgotten Half

Career and Vocational Education in Nevada's High Schools

October 1, 2006 | by Robert Schmidt Ph.D.

For years, Nevada's public education system has ignored the particular nature of its community job base.

Thoroughly Inadequate:

The 'School Funding Adequacy' Evasion

September 1, 2006 | by Richard P. Phelps Ph.D.

A new study that recommends doubling public expenditure on Nevada's public schools is deeply flawed.

Frequently Asked Questions (and Hysterical Allegations) Regarding TASC

In principle, the idea behind the Tax and Spending Control amendment currently proposed for the Nevada Constitution is a good one.

Does School District Size Matter?

Recent studies suggest that students, teachers, parents and taxpayers are all better off where school districts are smaller in size.

Homeschooling in Nevada: The Budgetary Impact

Home school students benefit school districts in the long run by relieving them of the total costs of educating them.

Nevada's 2003 Tax Increases

Underlying Assumptions and Resulting Impact

January 1, 2005 | by Robert Schmidt Ph.D. , Charles F. Barr

Tax collections are running far ahead of Task Force estimates, while many programs are requiring less money than forecasts suggested.

Nevada Education: Laying the Groundwork

December 17, 2004 | by Lezlie Porter B.A.

Education is Nevada's greatest budget priority, comprising nearly 55% of the state's budget. Even though Nevada leads the nation in terms of percentage of money spent on education, results on standardized tests remain near the national average. Such a performance record would put any investor in the private sector out of business. This study outlines three major problem areas - the economies, politics, and accountability of education in Nevada. The author recommends reforms that would improve the level of education in Nevada.

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