Angie Sullivan: Nevada Showers Billions on a Billionaire, Nothing for Children

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Diane Ravitch's blog

Angie Sullivan teaches second grade in Clark County (Las Vegas), Nevada. She is a passionate advocate for her students, most of whom live in poverty in a county blessed with untold riches.

Guess what? The Nevada Legislature has decided to issue bonds so that billionaire Sheldon Adelson can have a new stadium. Adelson is a far-right Republican; he was one of Newt Gingrich’s biggest supporters. He now supports Trump.

Angie writes about it here, in an email circulated to journalists, legislators, and school board members:

Important events.

Drop-out Sheldon Adelson declared one of America’s richest men

http://www.forbes.com/profile/sheldon-adelson/

Sheldon Adelson gave money to Trump – both have extreme political views.

Donald Trump Gains the Support of a Former ‘Never Trump’ Billionaire

Trump is rejected by prominent Nevada Republicans

http://m.reviewjournal.com/politics/election-2016/prominent-republicans-back-away-trump-election-nears

Sheldon Adelson wants a stadium and for tax payers to assume the risk.

http://m.reviewjournal.com/business/stadium/adelson-commits-personal-wealth-back-stadium-plan

U.S. Senator Harry Reid backs stadium.

http://m.reviewjournal.com/business/stadium/reid-declares-support-stadium-raiders-move-las-vegas

Democratic…

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