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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.
Rather than forcing taxpayers, including teachers, to pour more money into a broken system, teachers and students alike would be better served by addressing the root cause of Nevada’s education problem: the chronic and systemic mismanagement of public schools.
The Opportunity Scholarship Program saves tax dollars and allows for greater per-pupil funding of public schools, while also helping students find the right school that best fits their unique needs.
Florida schools are ranked 4th best nationwide. The state is home to the nation's largest school choice program and has one of the nation's best overall education systems, despite spending much less than the national average.
Many lawmakers have argued that the more than $20 million spent on the state’s Opportunity Scholarship Program for low-income students should, instead, go toward traditional public education. That argument, however,…
Nevada public schools’ highest-in-the-nation teacher absenteeism receives national attention, year after year
In 2015, the Legislature slashed PERS benefits for all new hires, leaving these workers paying the highest rates in the nation, while receiving the lowest benefits in modern Nevada…
Beginning this July, contribution rates to the state Public Employees’ Retirement System will increase to 29.25 percent of salary, an all-time high. This means that for every $10,000 spent on…