On March 10, President Obama gave a major education speech before the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. In that speech, he stated clearly: Secretary Duncan will use only one test when deciding what ideas to support with your precious tax dollars: It's not whether an idea is liberal or conservative, but whether it works.
Florida has experienced a significant increase in student achievement over the past 10 years, while Nevada's educational performance during that same time has remained relatively flat. Nevada could replicate Florida's success by implementing similar measures.
A comparison between Nevada and neighboring Arizona reveals the solutions the Silver State needs to meet its most pressing challenges in education.
By embracing school choice, Nevada can duplicate the success of neighboring Arizona in addressing the biggest challenges facing K-12 education.