Clark County School District Waste: Throwing Our Money Away

Am I the only one sick of this BS? Two stories have come to light recently that show how taxpayers’ money is being wasted by the Clark County School District. These examples not only point out the quality of the district’s decision-making, but also make me wonder what other questionable expenses haven’t yet been discovered.… [More…]

Lowering the Education Bar: Nevada and the U.S. shortchange students or are we becoming a Third World country?

Americans no longer expect quality, much less excellence, from our public education system, and U.S. students now lag behind those from other developed countries. What’s happening in Nevada is a prime example of the dumbing-down of our public schools. Nevada’s high school juniors have trouble passing the math proficiency exam that’s required for graduation. In… [More…]

The Margin Tax Proposal: What It Is and Why You Should Fight It

As a Nevada business owner or executive, you’re probably hoping that 2014 will be the year our state finally climbs out of the depths of the recession. This may be the year you get back into the black, make enough money to pay back those bank loans, and maybe even reconsider the expansion you put… [More…]

Killing Jobs to Pay for Education: Nevada’s Free Margin Tax Initiative… Won’t be Free

Since Nevada’s legislature chose to take no action on the Free Margin Tax initiative by the March 15th deadline, this important state issue has been automatically passed on to the 2014 ballot. This means Nevada voters will decide whether or not we need a Free Margin Tax. If you’re not familiar with the initiative, you… [More…]

If You Can Read This, Thank a Teacher

Would you take a job that pays less than comparable positions, requires you to supervise unruly individuals without the authority to discipline them and results in your being blamed when other people don’t take care of their responsibilities?  And yet, that’s what teachers do, because they want to make sure that our children get the… [More…]

School Vouchers: Could they be the answer for Nevada?

It’s no secret that Nevada’s education system is in trouble: our high school graduation rate of 41.8 percent is the lowest in the nation, and less than one-third of our minority students achieve a diploma on time.  And the list of discouraging statistics goes on. The education crisis has produced a widespread ripple effect of… [More…]