16 Oct Emergency “Parent-Teacher Conference” On Adam Laxalt’s Dismal Report Card
LAS VEGAS – Teachers and parents held an emergency “Parent-Teacher” conference to evaluate Adam Laxalt’s dismal report card on improving our state’s education. Nevadans are clear that they support more funding and investment in our public schools so that all of Nevada’s children, regardless of where they live, have the education and opportunity they need to succeed. But Adam Laxalt and his buddies Danny Tarkanian, Cresent Hardy, and Dean Heller continue to champion the interests of their corporate donors who want to cut public education to funnel our tax dollars into their private school voucher schemes. These corporate-backed schemes divert critical resources from already struggling public schools to private and religious schools that are unaccountable to taxpayers and often fail students and families.
At the event, parents, teachers, and students showed what Laxalt’s true intentions for our public education are and that his risky voucher scheme is bad news for Nevada. This event comes before Adam Laxalt’s voucher event which will be held later that day.
Adam Laxalt has vowed to cut funding for education that was passed on a bipartisan basis and led by Republican Governor Sandoval. These cuts would cost Nevada schools $160 million in the first year alone and nearly $100 million every year after, which could cause teacher layoffs and cuts to critical programs. Laxalt’s plan to take money away from our schools is so extreme that Governor Sandoval, a member of his own party, has publicly said he will not endorse Laxalt for Governor as a result.