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April 16, 2014

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Which side are teachers on? Outside?

I wonder how the state teachers union and the Education Establishment are feeling theses days. After GOP gubernatorial nominee Brian Sandoval released his education plan Tuesday, we have two candidates for the state’s highest office whose ideas essentially declare public education a failure and teachers as the reason. They won’t like that characterization. But both Rory Reid and Sandoval have abandoned any pretense that they want to pay teachers more or infuse any money into one of — if not the — most pathetically funded states in the country. No, it’s about punishing bad administrators and teachers and making sure parents can opt out of schools they don’t like. Sorry, Democrats: It’s conservative vs. very conservative in the Nevada race for governor.

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