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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The creed of the ‘common school’

Nevada’s state constitution speaks in several places of something called “the common schools.” While that term is regularly read today to mean secular tax-supported government schools, that wasn’t what the…

100-day rule for ESAs stresses families out

Say you’re a family scrimping and sacrificing, in a still-tight Nevada economy, so your kids can escape some of the worst public schools in the country. If you suddenly learn…

Brian Sandoval, Man of the Hour?

Who’s the one man in Nevada with the authority to immediately resolve the problems besetting parents who want to set up Education Savings Accounts? It’s Gov. Brian Sandoval, who signed…

The work-comp logjam is leaking

It’s common knowledge that, for over a century, state-mandated workers’ comp systems have held sway as the “exclusive legal remedy” available to victims of workplace accidents. Frequently overlooked, however, is…

Experts: Years of work-comp turmoil ahead

The latest rescue of Obamacare by the U.S. Supreme Court ensures that employers, over the next several years, can expect extra turmoil in state workers’ comp programs. That’s because genuine…