Nevada Educators Rally for More Funding
As lawmakers voted Monday on several education measures, Nevada teachers rallied outside, urging the legislators to reject cuts proposed for the state's K-12 teachers by Gov. Jim Gibbons.
More than 150 teachers, students and others, carrying signs reading "Nevada's children deserve better" and "Teachers are worth every penny," cheered as Lynn Warne, head of the Nevada State Education Association, said more school funds are needed because "we are already cut to the core."
Warne said the governor wants educators to absorb nearly $700 million in cuts, including $273 million in pay reductions, nearly $100 million in reduced health insurance subsidies and $100 million in eliminated "remediation and innovation" grants in the...
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