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Issue Position: Education Reform

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The Nevada Legislature made positive strides in 2011 with the passage of legislation that put accountability back in the classroom. The Legislature armed principals with the ability to identify struggling teachers and the ability to reward teachers who are helping students excel. We need to continue to promote legislation that gives parents more choices for their children's future. Nevada should enact reforms that have worked in states like Florida and cities like New Orleans, post hurricane Katrina. We need to encourage the use of charter schools, end social promotion, create tax credit scholarship programs, create early intervention reading programs, use an alternative teacher certification program to hire a more diverse pool of teachers, and allow parents the ability to move their child to a better school if their school is failing them. Moreover, we need to ensure that the dollars spent on education are going to the classroom by enacting reforms that ensure a certain percentage of education dollars go directly into the classroom.

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