I sat down with Nevada Republican Assemblyman John Hambrick for my weekend show 'Face the State.'
I asked Hambrick if the state funds education adequately. He said he would like to double or triple funding, but the money just isn't there.
"Whose ox are we going to gore? Do we gore the human trafficking ox? Or we go the senior citizens? Or do we gore autism? I don't have an answer for you," said Hambrick. "I don't mean to be flippant in my response, but when there's X amount of dollars and I agree, education is priority, but as it grows as a priority, where do we start pulling money out of?"
Hambrick also said one of the problems with funding education is a lot of the money never makes it to the classroom.
He said one reason for that is administrators make too much.
He also said teachers can't always be blamed for low test scores. There are programs, he said, that have been put in place and they are failing our kids.
He mentioned teachers, so I asked him what he would say to a teacher that is fed up with not making much money and having more kids and fewer resources.
"I would have to ask that teacher to be realistic in their expectations, look at what's been happening at small businesses in this state, and how many have closed."
You can watch my entire interview on Channel 2 News this Saturday at 4:30am and Sunday at 6:30am.
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