Since 1991, Nevada Policy has fought for the right of every student in Nevada to have access to a quality education that helps prepare them for a fulfilling future. We believe such a basic right is the foundation for a truly prosperous and free Nevada.
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Up to 70 percent of Nevada parents believe in some form of educational choice program, such as Education Savings Accounts and Opportunity Tax Scholarships — and yet, Nevada lawmakers continue to drag their heels when it comes to making sure these important reforms are funded and available to Nevada families. Visit SchoolChoiceNV.com to learn more about what is possible for students in the Silver State, and to get organized for real educational choice.
There are dozens of ways to increase student achievement in Nevada without enacting job-killing tax increases or even spending one dollar more, finds a new study from the Nevada Policy Research Institute.
Executive Summary After years during which baseline revenue failed to grow, state revenues were beginning to turn around ahead of the 2013 Nevada Legislative Session. Even with more than $700 million in temporary tax hikes set to expire, Nevada was projected to receive more tax revenue by FY 2015 than it received in FY 2012.
Big ideas can change the course of history. For Nevada public education, the time has come for a big idea: the $200,000-a-year classroom teacher. Teaching talent commensurate with pay of this magnitude, with eligibility based upon instructional prowess, could propel badly needed academic achievement gains.
Solutions 2013 covers 39 subject areas and is a comprehensive sourcebook for lawmakers, candidates and citizens who are interested in policy solutions. As the name implies, these are the solutions for the issues facing Nevadans — from taxes to education, from energy to labor, from economic development to higher education, and many more.