Starting next academic year, Nevada parents may apply publicly funded savings accounts to tuition at private religious schools. Parents may also use the money for home schooling, and the funds are available to all children, regardless of family income.
“I think a healthy public school system has choice, and we’re going to see all kinds of schools pop up to serve the individual needs of students,” said State Sen. Scott Hammond (R), who co-sponsored the bill. Read more
Nevada has adopted a sweeping expansion of its school choice program, making individual savings accounts available to parents sending children to sectarian and even home schools. The Washington Post reports that parents will have $5,000 at their disposal to use on state-approved educational materials, including tuition, books and transportation. Gov. Read more
Britney Spears' "Circus" tour is just getting under way. Brittany McComb's tour through the federal court system is about to come to an end.
In 2006, McComb made national headlines with her high school valedictorian speech.
As the Nevada senior began to tell her fellow graduates how God's "love is something that we all desire, it's unprejudiced, it's merciful, it's free, it's real, it's huge, it's everlasting.... God's love is so great that He gave up His only son," school officials pulled the plug on her microphone. Read more