Tony T. Smith Will Fight For Every Nevadans' Right to an Education

In the 21st century, everyone has a right to higher education, whether it be a technical degree, associates degree, or a bachelor's degree.  It's that simple.  Read more about Tony's plan to ensure that everyone's right to a higher education is protected in Nevada.    


why is higher education a right?

In the 20th century, our country recognized that a publicly funded education through high school was a right available to all children in the United States.  In the 21st century we should recognize that an education beyond high school is generally necessary to achieve economic security, therefore we should treat it as a right.  


tony will fight to guarantee the right to a higher education

Tony will work to pass legislation expanding the Millennial Scholarship Fund so that any student graduating from a Nevada high school with a GPA of 2.0 or higher will have their tuition at a 4-year Nevada college or university covered.  Tony will also fight to create a new scholarship fund to cover the expense of technical school or an associates degree for students graduating from a Nevada high school.  Tony proposes funding this education expansion by modestly raising the mining and gaming tax rates.  Providing higher education to Nevada's residents will provide long-term economic security on an individual and State-wide scale while also bringing down the overall cost of college.   


tony wants an innovative education system that serves all students

Tony wants Nevada's students to have access to the most innovative education system in the nation.  That is why he wants to reform our State's education standards to allow greater flexibility to local school districts to explore setting up more specialized programs that will accommodate the many different ways that children learn.  A one-size-fits-all mentality and strict zoning requirements prevent us from providing the best education possible to every child in our community.