It's no secret that "No Child Left Behind" is leaving our children behind and that "Education First" was nothing more than a campaign slogan. In a 2006 letter to the editor of the Las Vegas Sun, Ellen wrote, "We have talented, committed professionals working in our schools. Now, we must take action so they can succeed. I urge our legislators to mandate maximum class sizes and student-teacher ratios for all grades and provide the funding necessary for these parameters, as well as for books, supplies and enrichment programs." Our children need more legislators to stand up and speak for them, as they are unable to do so for themselves. Ellen Barre Spiegel is already out front on this issue and needs your support so she can do more.
While she was serving in the Assembly, Ellen was an active participant in the "Legislator in the Classroom Program." Ellen spoke with students in each and every school in her Assembly district, as well as with students at UNLV and participants at Nevada Girls State -- a total of over 2,000 students.
Today, Ellen is interested in ensuring that our schools are funded equitably and increasing transparency associated with school funding -- at every level in the K-16 system.