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Buckley Busts Gibbons' School Plans

Barbara Buckley has come out agin the Gibster’s plan to take $60 million out of a teacher’s incentive pool to pay for his “empowerment” schools

Buckley, D-Las Vegas, said that if the Republican governor wants to press his “empowerment” plan, which is based on how schools are managed in Edmonton, Can., he should do so with new funds “without robbing the incentive pool.”

The speaker also said state funding for the overall K-12 school system in Nevada needs to increase and shouldn’t be limited to the level proposed by Gibbons, $2.27 billion for the coming two fiscal years. (AP)

Maybe the Governor should just come up with a new fee to pay for his “empowerment” schools. He likes fees. Not taxes. Fees.

And…what? Another update in North Town?

[UPDATES: Turns out the Education First Gube is really the Prisons-First Gube:

But Buckley called Gibbons' proposed $6.8 billion general fund budget a "status quo" budget under which the share of money going to public education falls slightly, while the prison budget increases by 29 percent.

"We need to look at our spending priorities," said Assemblywoman Debbie Smith, D-Sparks. "We need to look at the prisons budget. Every poll tells you education is the No. 1 issue for voters." RJ. More at RGJ.

Well, that's one way to deal with our poorly educated tots. Great way to get 'em some useful skills, too, like how to make meth and hot-wire a car. ]

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