FORD & FRIERSON STATEMENT ON SENATE PASSAGE OF EDUCATION BUDGET

The Nevada Senate approved an education budget, Senate Bill 544, that funds Nevada’s public school system without funding for private school vouchers. During consideration of the bill, Senate Republicans fled the Legislative Building and failed to vote on the K-12 education budget. Senate Bill 544 passed 12-0 with all Democrats and one Independent in support.  …

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GOP is Fixin’ to Voucherize, then Privatize Our Education Taxes for K-12 as their Profit

Wow, that didn’t take long! Stomping the crap out of States’ Rights on education, Rep. Steve King [R-IA4] introduced HR 610 on  1/23/2017 to begin the voucherization of our  tax dollars assessed for public K-12 education as private profit: Betsy DeVos, who up until the day she was confirmed as Secretary of Education, filled her pockets profiting off …

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CFPB Offers Info on Military Community Student Loans

From a January 30 Consumer Financial Protection Bureau release:  Here are some reminders of your rights, protections, and resources as a student loan borrower and member of the military community: The CFPB has created an action guide detailing options for service members to help tackle your student loan debt, ranging from details about different Income …

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Snapshot of Older Consumers and Student Loan Debt

The number of consumers age 60 and older with student loan debt has quadrupled over the last decade in the United States, and the average amount they owe has also dramatically increased.  This trend is not only the result of borrowers carrying student debt later into life, but also the growing number of older consumers …

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Looks Like Nevada Is Set To Take a Thumping

Elections have consequences and this election has some real dooseys.  Now that president-elect donald trump has embarked on a victory tour to feed his needy ego, there are a few things Nevadan’s should know about how his policies will affect people across our state.  Given his promise to repeal Obamacare, implement private school vouchers, shred …

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Change an Immigrant’s Life Today

— by Donna De La Cruz We are excited to partner with Revolution English to empower immigrants in the United States by helping them to learn English. Revolution English needs volunteer English Conversation Tutors to have a one-hour conversation session with students once a week. This is where YOU come in! You can help provide …

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Now Available: A Library of Opportunity

What if we could ensure that every student, no matter where they live or the income of their parents, could get access to a great book?  What if they had access to not just one book, but a library of thousands of titles – and could read them from anywhere? We’ve taken a big step …

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Hillary on Flint Water Crisis

For months, government officials in Michigan have been scrambling to address the fallout of the man-made water catastrophe in Flint that poisoned thousands of mostly low-income people of color. While many Americans believe that racism can be boiled down to a sin marked by slurs and men burning crosses under the cover of night, Flint …

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Fraud, Waste, and Lies: Charter Schools Cheating Communities Out of Millions of Dollars

New report warns that, due to lack of oversight, ‘vast majority of the fraud perpetrated by charter officials will go undetected’ — by Sarah Lazare, staff writer Accepting and soliciting bribes. Diverting public funds for personal profit. Lying about the number of students. These are just a few examples of the fraud and malfeasance committed …

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Nevada BluePrint

— by Senator Aaron D Ford, Senate Democratic Leader and      Marilyn Kirkpatrick, Assembly Democratic Leader As Nevada Democrats, we share a core belief: Every Nevadan deserves a fair shot at the American Dream. That starts with a quality education, and it includes access to  good jobs that can support a family, a safe community in …

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