Lynn Warne, president of the state's teachers union, is stepping down later this summer. Before she does, she's joining us to discuss the departure of Clark County Superintendent Dwight Jones as well as the state's superintendent of public education, James Guthrie.
Nevada's graduation rates were recently published, leaving a lot of people shaking their heads. Clark County School District has made a preliminary estimate that the graduation rate for 2011-2012 is 65 percent. We talk with Nevada’s superintendent of public instruction James Guthrie about the latest figures. And, we also discuss the latest on Nevada receiving a waiver from the federal government that now allows educators to throw "No Child Left Behind" out the window.
Charter schools are often seen as a better alternative to traditional public schools. But research has shown that many of them perform the same, or in some cases worse, than non-charter schools. Nevada's new Superintendent of Public Instruction, James Guthrie, says he wants to triple the amount of charters schools run by the state. Last year Gov. Brian Sandoval established a state charter school authority tasked with approving new charter schools. So is the expansion of charters schools a good idea? We'll talk with a panel of experts.