“With historic school vacancies and the largest class sizes in the country, it is a rainy day for Nevada’s kids,” said Dawn Etcheverry, President of the Nevada State Education Association. “That’s why we say it’s Time for 20, meaning 20 students per class, a 20% raise for every educator, and a $20 minimum wage in our schools.”
State revenue has reached an all-time high, and state leaders have recommended stashing away unprecedented rainy day reserves. In total, reserves could approach nearly $3 billion in the coming years, 7 times the state’s previous high of $401 million. NSEA believes it is fiscally irresponsible to continue to underfund education, while over-inflating rainy day reserves, when we can’t retain educators or fill their positions when they leave.
Instead, monies should be used to fund Time for 20. To address vacancies caused by low pay and severely low morale, NSEA has launched the Time For 20 campaign, calling for a 20% raise for every Nevada educator, a $20/hour minimum wage in our schools, and average class sizes of 20 students.
Time For 20: It’s a Rainy Day In Nevada
Educators, parents, community members, and students
Wednesday, May 17, 2023. 4:30-6pm
Outside the Nevada State Legislature
401 S. Carson Street, Carson City, NV