How Jefferson’s ideal of personal learning was sacrificed to political interest groups

How Jefferson’s ideal of personal learning was sacrificed to political interest groups

Actual learning has always been the Achilles heel of U.S. public education — no matter how many youths get processed through the factory-style education system. Read More

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Stimulus-funded projects got to jump regulatory line

Politically sponsored energy projects across the country that were funded with federal "stimulus" dollars also received preferential regulatory treatment over private-sector projects, Nevada Journal has learned. Not only did the…

Wasted potential

For years antinuclear politicians called Yucca Mountain the nation's "nuclear waste dump." Now they've made it into a tax dump. Nuclear reprocessing at Yucca Mountain, say advocates, could convert highly…

Is CCSD preparing for a segregation lawsuit?

LAS VEGAS — In his first ever Clark County School District regular school board meeting last month, new Superintendent Dwight Jones publicly recognized the Prime Six school issue — for…

CCSD’s Westside story

In January 2010, the Clark County School Board had school police remove Westside community activist Marzette Lewis from a public school-board meeting. At another board meeting in December 2010, Westside…

Who has the power?

It's one thing to set your own goals. It's quite another to impose your goals on others and enforce those goals through a government-regulated monopoly you control. That's what Nevada…

Nevada taxpayers’ burden said $4.3 billion

The Chicago-based Institute for Truth in Accounting today called the financial position of the State of Nevada “precarious” and said past Silver State governors and legislatures had evaded the state’s…

Best of both worlds?

Some organizations are private enterprises, some are public, and some appear to want the best of both worlds. Count the Reno Tahoe Airport Authority among the latter.During nearly all of…