Episode 20: Will Nevada miss out on the national wave of school choice?

Michael Schaus

Free to Offend Episode 20 | Guest: Guest: Valeria Gurr Nevada State Director @nvedchoice

Even with schools slowly reopening, parents are growing increasingly critical of the one-size-fits-all public education system.

Valeria Gurr, state director of the Nevada School Choice Coalition, joined the program to talk about the way Nevada parents have found creative options to public education during the pandemic—and what that means for education in this state moving forward.


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Michael Schaus

Michael Schaus

Communications Director

Michael Schaus is communications director at the Nevada Policy Research Institute and is responsible for managing the organization’s messaging with the public, the media and NPRI’s membership. He is also currently a policy advisor for the Heartland Institute.

Prior to joining NPRI, Michael worked in media as a national columnist, a political humorist and a radio talk show host in Denver, Colorado. Active in both print and radio, he shared his insights and free-market economics perspective with large local and national audiences.

Michael became interested in economic theory earlier in life while employed in the financial sector. As the liaison between a local community bank and the Federal Reserve, he acquired an in-depth understanding of just how manipulative big government can be toward industry and enterprise. It was that experience with big-government intervention that initially led him into public-affairs commentary.