This week, Assemblywoman Lucy Flores, Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Nevada, continued her statewide discussion on the future of education.
Flores has visited numerous schools to talk to educators, parents and students about her plan to tackle Nevada’s education funding problem and securing the brightest future possible for our students.
Sandra Hernandez, parent of a high school senior, said: “Lucy knows about the kinds of struggles that families face and how education is the key to success and to getting a good paying job.”
Flores emphasizes these four points as a start for changing the status quo of education in Nevada:
- Strengthen education preschool through college
- Increase funding to K-12 schools
- Make higher education more affordable
- Have fewer, better standardized tests focused on critical thinking, not rote memorization
This week, Lucy has or will meet with educators, parents and students at schools in Reno, Las Vegas, and at the University of Nevada Las Vegas and the University of Nevada Reno.
Lucy Flores is the Assemblywoman for District 28. She is running for Lieutenant Governor to bring a voice to our state government that is too often missing. As the daughter of immigrants, she grew up in a challenging community in North Las Vegas. Through her own hard work and the investment of people who believed in her, she earned a GED, and eventually a law degree from the UNLV Boyd School of Law. Now she represents the community she grew up in, and knows firsthand the difference making an investment in people can make. Ensuring that every Nevadan has the opportunity to succeed is what continues to inspire her public service.