Nevada: Why Are the Elites Afraid of The Education Initiative?

Diane Ravitch's blog

Nevada is soon to vote on whether to tax big business to raise more money for public schools. The state’s public schools are among the worst funded systems in the nation. Big business is pulling out all the stops to kill the Initiative. They warn that it will kill the economy and jobs.

Columnist Steve Sebelius here explores why the state’s business community is so frightened by the Initiative, why they are trying so hard to block it.

He writes:

“There may be a good reason the elites of the Nevada business community are so vehemently campaigning against The Education Initiative.

“But it’s not what you think.

“There’s certainly a reason you’re seeing billboards, TV ads, mail pieces and spokespeople endlessly parroting the line that The Education Initiative is a “deeply flawed,” “job-killing” tax that will cost the state business.

“But what if it’s not the shortcomings of the tax…

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