Former educator Chris Giunchigliani places education funding as a central campaign issue, while her opponent, Adam Laxalt, wants to cut funding and expand vouchers.
The two candidates vying in the election have vastly different records on public education, including supporting Betsy DeVos.
New analysis concludes students who participate in voucher schemes lose about 68 days of school learning.
“Legislators chose to call Nevada’s voucher program ‘Education Savings Accounts,’ but let’s call it what it is — vouchers which steal public tax dollars to give away to corporations and private religious groups, with little or no accountability.” Chris Giunchigliani
These gubernatorial candidates are following DeVos’s voucher crusade despite her rejection by a GOP-controlled Congress.
Nevada Atty. Gen. and gubernatorial candidate Adam Laxalt and Betsy DeVos share an affinity for vouchers. which drain scarce funding from public schools.
Betsy DeVos’s dogged pursuit of public school funding for voucher schools has like-minded allies at the state level, five of who are running for governor in November.
Educators and parents warned that DeVos was unqualified to serve as education secretary. One year in, DeVos has proven them right.
Betsy Devos’s first year in office offered an embarrassing number of choices for top stories. She was, and remains, supremely unqualified.
Ask educators in Wisconsin, Illinois, Florida, Kansas or Arizona if a governor matters and you’ll get an earful. They approve legislation, guide budget priorities, appoint state education officials, and set policies, regulations and programs.