Education advocates argue that current funding levels are inadequate to serve this changing and challenging population, let alone all students.
“At the end of the day, no kid is funded at a sufficient level in Nevada for that kid to be able to have an opportunity (for) a successful education,” said Sylvia Lazos, policy director for the education policy organization Educate Nevada Now.
Although recent investments in education have helped, the advocates say they are only a fraction of what’s needed.
Critics respond that the state has pumped millions into education in recent years, targeting specific challenges faced by schools in Clark County. Now, they’re waiting to see academic improvement.