By Bill Korach
Nevada’s Republican legislators passed a first-in-the-nation school choice program. That program, called educational saving accounts (ESA) lets parents use funds allocated for their kids by the public school system for any school of their choice. In 2014, Nevada spent $8400 per student, so based the new law would allocated the 2016 amount and that’s what parents could use to pay tuition anywhere.
That legislation infuriated the union who used the ACLU to go to court and block the funds. However, the Nevada supreme court rejected the arguments of the ACLU 4-2. The court said that the funds are not public but beling to the parents. Republican Governor Brian Sandoval plans to convene a special session of the legislature to ensure that funds are appropriated for the purpose of establishing ESA’s.