Nevada Newsmakers

Host: Sam Shad, Mark Robison, Reno Gazette Journal

Debate - Nevada Assembly District 25
Selena La Rue Hatch (D)
Sam Kumar (R)

"We cannot fail our entire citizenry by allowing our public schools to fail."

- Selena La Rue Hatch (D) says opportunity scholarships funnel “significant” funds away from students in public schools and instead gives it to private individuals. She explains that while one student going to private school may be an option for one family, there is a need for an entire educated citizenry. Opponent Sam Kumar (R) says that opening up opportunity scholarships would “solve a lot of these problems” by increasing the per pupil spending and later states that “it’s not about funding public schools, it’s about producing results.”