Steve Sisolak on Education
Raise teacher's pay; cover cost of supplies
Our educators deserve a raise. It has been over a decade since the state has funded a raise. I am asking you to stand with me and stand with our educators by including them in the 3% pay raise for state employees for the first time in 12 years.
Too many teachers have been forced to dig into their own pockets to make sure their students have basic supplies. I am proposing additional funding to reimburse teachers for supplies they need raising the total from $100 to $180 per teacher.
Source: 2019 State of the State address to the Nevada legislature
, Jan 16, 2019
Don't divert funds from public schools to private schools
Q: Increase funding for K-12 education?
Adam Laxalt (R): Vows not to reduce funding; will look at budget on possible increase.
Steve Sisolak (D): Restore funding to at least pre-recession levels. Shift money from hotel tax and marijuana tax toward schools.
Q: Provide support to parents to send their children to private schools with public money?
Adam Laxalt (R): Yes. Supported voucher-style Education Savings Accounts. "We're not funding private schools;
we're funding an education for our students."
Steve Sisolak (D): No. "Will always fight against the diversion of funding from public schools into private schools."
Source: 2018 CampusElect.org Issue Guide on Nevada Governor race
, Oct 9, 2018
Against tax dollars diverted to private schools
Steve is himself a product of public schools, and his own daughters attended Nevada public high schools.
As Governor, he will restore funding to at least pre-recession levels and prioritize class size reduction. And Steve will always fight against the diversion of funding from public schools into private schools.
Source: 2018 Nevada Governor website SteveSisolak.com
, Aug 17, 2017
Page last updated: Mar 12, 2019