Setting the Record Straight
After research and deliberation, the NSEA Board of Directors, representing educators from across the state, voted unanimously to oppose Question 3, the energy deregulation measure. We agreed with policy and energy experts that Question 3 is risky and too costly for Nevadans. NSEA believes Question 3 would leave Nevada students, educators, and their families with higher electric rates and a less reliable power supply.
NSEA was very concerned about facts reported in The Nevada Independent on Friday, October 19. The article points toward a pay-to-play endorsement for Question 3 from John Vellardita’s CCEA. After CCEA’s endorsement of Question 3, a vendor for the campaign made an unprecedented half-million dollar contribution to Vellardita’s PAC, Nevada Leads. The appearance is that CCEA took dark money for their endorsement of Question 3. In contrast, NSEA bases its endorsements on what is best for students, schools, and educators. Simply put, NSEA’s endorsement is not for sale.
Early voting is underway and NEA has created an easy way to get a customized ballot to help you support candidates that support public education. By simply entering your address on the Education Votes website a list of endorsed candidates in an easy-to-read format will pop up. If you want to print out a card of NSEA’s endorsed candidates, you will find that here or at the NSEA website, www.nsea-nv.org.
Apply to the Global Learning Fellowship
The NEAFoundation Global Learning Fellowship is a life-changing professional development opportunity that broadens educators’ and students’ perspectives. Global Learning Fellows develop global competencies that help them bring the world to their students.
The yearlong, fully-funded fellowship includes:
A global peer learning community of educators committed to global education advocacy
Online courses and webinars for educators to learn transformative ways to integrate global competency into classroom instruction and to prepare students to thrive in the flattened global age.
A two-day professional development workshop in Washington, D.C. (fall 2019)
A nine-day international field study (July 2020)
Learn more and apply by today at http://bit.ly/2y6Y019. Applications close on Feb. 4, 2019. Early applications are encouraged!