Dr. James W. Guthrie

James W. Guthrie is Nevada's Superintendent of Public Instruction. Previously, Dr. Guthrie was the first appointed senior fellow and director of education policy studies at the George W. Bush Institute, a component of the George W. Bush Presidential Center.

Recent Work

The $200,000-a-year classroom teacher

A new paradigm to rescue Nevada public education

April 29, 2013

Big ideas can change the course of history. For Nevada public education, the time has come for a big idea: the $200,000-a-year classroom teacher. Teaching talent commensurate with pay of this magnitude, with eligibility based upon instructional prowess, could propel badly needed academic achievement gains.