Can you remember the last time an educator with 20 years experience in the classroom was a viable candidate for state governor? Well, that’s what happening in Nevada.
“I know what it means for a kid to be in an overcrowded classroom with limited supplies and too much testing,” said Chris Giunchigliani, Nevada gubernatorial candidate.
Chris Giunchigliani, a former special education teacher who was part of a successful lawsuit against the state’s voucher program, gave Education Votes a glimpse into the person behind the campaign.
It’s fitting that a number of pro-public education candidates and state and federal office holders made it a priority to recognize educators during National Teacher Appreciation Week, May 7-11. Take a look at how they gave a shout out to educators across the country, and reflected on how their favorite teachers influenced their lives. U.S. … Continued
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.