Many of Nevada's high school graduates are more inclined toward - and perhaps better suited for - an education that emphasizes technical and practical skills, rather than academics.
For years, Nevada's public education system has ignored the particular nature of its community job base.
Recent studies suggest that students, teachers, parents and taxpayers are all better off where school districts are smaller in size.
Tax collections are running far ahead of Task Force estimates, while many programs are requiring less money than forecasts suggested.
Can money alone cure the problems that ail Nevada's educational institutions?
The performance of Nevada public schools, as seen through the eyes of parents and employers, is not a pretty picture.
Many of the assumptions underlying the budget are inconsistent with both empirical and theoretical evidence.