BBME supports candidates whose issues align with our organization's mission of fighting for parental rights, exemplary education and fair representation within Nevada's Washoe County School District. We believe that no child should ever be put down to raise up another, adults' political opinions and personal beliefs have no place in schools, that we must get back to focusing on teaching the basics: Math, English, Social Studies, and Science and that Parents' voices in their child's education should not be silenced.
We endorse Adam Laxalt for Senate because he supports and aligns with the values and mission of BBME.
United States Senate Race
A Senator - drafts laws that can control education. They take an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States and represent the citizens of their state. Branches of the U.S. Government
Economy. Restore fiscal sanity as Biden and Cortez Masto's spending policies are causing inflation and hurting all Nevadans. Nevada’s August inflation was 15.6 percent higher than January 2021 prices, so an extra $845 per month and $10,142 annually. We bring this up because inflation hurts all aspects of life including education, students, and students' families.
Border Security. Laxalt notes the crisis at the border and how it is not good for our country or those coming here. Research shows open borders lead to increased human trafficking, drugs, and crime overwhelming not only our communities but also our educational system. Open Borders are a Disaster.
Laxalt recently ran a campaign ad that speaks to Cortez Masto’s position on the border. Click here and see Masto’s Support for Biden Border Crisis.
Crime. He notes the far-left movement towards decriminalization under the guise of social justice while liberal leaders in Nevada and across the nation remain silent. We see social justice/ restorative justice playing out in our schools, destroying what was once a safe space.
He has promised to defend parents' involvement in their child’s education and their right to be heard at school board meetings. He is not okay with parents being labeled domestic terrorists by the DOJ and teachers' unions.
On Incumbent Cortez Masto’s education page, she writes about wanting students to have the same access to education she had yet she supports groups like Community In Schools who believe our schools are systemically racist and need to be restructured through an equity agenda. A push for equity in education aligns with her push for equity in the government workforce and in corporate leadership.
Mental health should also be given to students based on equity, prioritizing assistance, to students of color. How about by those most in need, skipping categorization criteria?
Reaching English Learners Act to tackle the shortage of teachers for English Learners (EL). This was in 2019 when the concern was that 1 in 10 students would be an EL, but the NSEA teacher union is projecting that by 2025, 1 in 4 students will be EL. Senator Cortez Masto got an F on securing our border. The immigration levels are in the millions and are swamping our schools. In addition, her claims that she supported keeping Title 42 in place are also inaccurate as she voted against an amendment that would keep Title 42 in place. We are all for hiring teachers for EL, but we need teachers across the board. The numbers show the divisive equity driven policy directing the schools now is not working.
She supported S 1780 which covers costs for people of color who want to teach. Why not allocate resources based on competency and financial need, not race?
She supported S 2224 - This bill provides for grants for groups historically underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education at institutions of higher education (IHEs) and at federal science agencies. Resources are again prioritized by equity, not desire of those applying, merit and/or financial need.
She supported SR 691 which changes Title IX. Title-IX states that “no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” SR 691 pretends to be “affirming, commemorating, and celebrating the 50th anniversary of the enactment of title IX.” However, it is doing just the opposite, as Cortez Masto is trying to change Title IX by adding in gender identity language. She wants to change a law that was meant to protect women by using language to include men who identify as women. Such changes would effectively erase women and all the years they fought to obtain equal treatment under the law. All gone in the name of equity.
Catherine Cortez Masto opposes school choice in opposition to a parent's right to decide the best education for their child.
She prioritized bringing green energy to schools by gaining millions for lighting and ventilation infrastructure and zero-emissions school buses. WCSD received 2 electric buses at the cost of $1.1 million while WCSD still does not have enough bus drivers. Or teachers.
In these times, this historical reference rings more true than ever: “United we stand, divided we fall.” We look forward to days of unity and acceptance for ALL.