16 comments on “Editorial: Education savings accounts should be a boon to education

  1. Patrick says:

    So, a large family illegal immigrant family of 10, with 8 school aged children, can, by opting to “homeschool” (with REALLY “homeschooling”) their children, may, with the legislative approval of republicans, receive approximately $40,000 tax free, from Nevada taxpayers?

    With the additional “bonus” that Nevada’s public educational system will receive another $8,000.00 for every 8 that don’t attend school?

    And of course, this money comes with absolutely zero accountability to demonstrate that the families receiving this money are educating these children.

    I wonder whether this will cause an unforeseen problems?

  2. Patrick says:

    Correction:

    Should read “without” actually homeschooling” their children.

  3. And the public schools are “educating” them now?

  4. Steve says:

    Patrick, as usual read and comprehended only what he chose to read and comprehend.
    Bypassing and ignoring anything showing accountability and limitation….ESA’s are required to be participatory, meaning they must be approved by the state. Students will be tested as they progress.
    And he even laments the “anchor baby” theory liberals so hate when conservatives point it out!

  5. Patrick says:

    Thomas:

    Yes, of course the public schools are educating Nevada’s kids. Disagree with how much it costs taxpayers, or with the levels of education, or lots of things, but the great majority of Nevada’s kids are being educated, and there are legal consequences for the schools when kids aren’t.

    According to this new law though, what legal consequences are there, for a “participating entity”/homeschooling parent, that takes the taxpayers’ money, but provides zero education and zero educational opportunity, to their children and instead elect to use the money by sending it back to relatives in another country?

    And on what basis would a republican believe that to be a laudable “achievement”?

  6. Steve says:

    Patrick is a

    “selective”

    reader

  7. Patrick says:

    Steve feel free to address any of the questions I posed; I look forward to a well reasoned response.

  8. Steve says:

    I already commented on that.
    You read only what you choose to see, Patrick. I find it difficult, to say the least, to respond in any other way.

  9. Patrick says:

    Steve:

    Here are the two questions I posed:

    According to this new law though, what legal consequences are there, for a “participating entity”/homeschooling parent, that takes the taxpayers’ money, but provides zero education and zero educational opportunity, to their children and instead elect to use the money by sending it back to relatives in another country?

    And on what basis would a republican believe that to be a laudable “achievement”?

    Again, I look forward to your reasoned response.

  10. Steve says:

    You will keep “asking” until you get an “answer” which fits your political dogma.

    My answer was clear…and I feel no further need to repeat myself.

  11. NRS 392.019  

    2.  If such a child is exempt from compulsory attendance pursuant to NRS 392.110, the tutoring or other educational or instructional services received by the child pursuant to subsection 1 must be approved by the board of trustees of the school district in which the child resides.

  12. Patrick says:

    Thank you Thomas! Any thoughts about that provision?

  13. Too much government interference.

  14. […] of the news stories about the ACLU suing to block implementation of Nevada’s education savings accounts (ESAs), approved by this past Legislature as Senate Bill 302, mention that such accounts were […]

  15. […] of the news stories about the ACLU suing to block implementation of Nevada’s education savings accounts (ESAs), approved by this past Legislature as Senate Bill 302, mention that such accounts were […]

  16. […] of the news stories in August about the ACLU suing to block implementation of Nevada’s education savings accounts (ESAs) mentioned that such accounts were declared unconstitutional in Colorado. Like Nevada, […]

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