Pre-K doesnít give children a lasting head start

Overwhelming evidence shows learning gains from pre-K are minimal, temporary

March 15, 2011 | by Victor Joecks

A review of the evidence shows that learning gains from pre-K programs are both minimal and temporary.

Financing entrepreneurial education: Part II

The commanding heights of public education

December 23, 2009 | by Patrick R. Gibbons

When will education bureaucrats stop trying to run local schools?

Spend, spend again

Our current approach on education ensures we wonít succeed.

July 24, 2008 | by Patrick R. Gibbons

The education establishment consistently bemoans Nevada's lower-than-average per-pupil spending on education.  Implicit in their constant return to this statistic is a misguided belief that spending more money on education naturally leads to better education results.

Back to school

What are the charter choices in Nevada?

August 24, 2007 | by Joe Enge

What choices are available to parents and students in Nevada who are considering the charter school option? What can you do if you don’t like the menu at the geographically mandated government educational cafeteria? Unfortunately, Nevadans have few alternatives.

Failing the assignment

Everyone suffers when educrats don't do their homework.

May 11, 2007 | by Andy Matthews

Nevada's public education system rightly demands that students do their homework, think critically and resist following the crowd in response to peer pressure.

Seriously 'at-risk': CCSD full-day kindergarten stats

Performance for most kids actually declines under full-day K.

March 11, 2007 | by Andy Matthews

So whose interests, exactly, does the Clark County School District have in mind as it makes its push for full-day kindergarten?  Apparently, not the students.

New governor shows true educational leadership

In nixing big funds for all-day kindergarten, Gibbonsreveals both political courage and respect for the best research

January 26, 2007 | by Joe Enge

Right after his Jan. 2 public swearing-in ceremony, Gov. Jim Gibbons showed leadership in education by rejecting funding for the spurious all-day kindergarten program for all students.

Itís NOT about the children

The push for all-day preschool is not what it pretends to be

December 6, 2006 | by Steven Miller

Let’s say this ad appeared in the jobs section of your local newspaper:

“Have 30-year record of pronounced failure in field. Wasted billions of Silver State taxpayers’ dollars, while stunting the development of hundreds of thousands of Nevada school kids. Now seeking expanded career opportunities targeting your community’s four- and five-year-olds. Please reply to the address below….”

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