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Coalition fighting Nevada Education Savings Account plans

Posted at 11:20 PM, Mar 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-21 02:20:28-04

While Gov. Brian Sandoval is working to find funding for the Nevada Education Savings Account school voucher program, a coalition met Monday to fight those plans.

The coalition, called #publicmoneypublicschools, argues that the vouchers hurt students, families and taxpayers by sending tens of millions of dollars to private schools, which the group argues are not held accountable for student achievement.

They also say voucher programs have been unsuccessful in other states.

The coalition includes Educate Nevada Now, the Nevada State Education Association, the ACLU of Nevada and Battle Born Progress.