Nevada's educational and economic crisis has led to a rapid decline in the state's high school graduation rate. Over the past decade, Nevada's graduation rate has steadily plummeted, making it the lowest in the nation.
The need for publicly funded after-school programs is at an all-time high for a state with so many struggling and underprivileged students. Since Nevada's unemployment is the highest in the U.S., families have very little financial resources with which to make after-school arrangements for their children. Publically funded after school programs are a crucial solution for students and families that cannot afford educational assistance.
With such a low graduation rate, the importance of encouraging students through publicly accessible after-school programs is a vital solution. Learning shouldn't end when the school day is over. After-school programs have the power to engage the many students who are coming home from school, and not coming back.
Tell Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval to focus on funding after-school programs to counter the drastic decrease in Nevada's graduation rate.
Nevada's longstanding education crisis must be curbed before the state's low graduation rate continues to plummet. While many solutions such as increased funding and education reform have already surged from Nevada's legislature, high school graduates still remain sparse.
I urge you to prioritize the need for state-funded after-school programs for Nevada's underprivileged students. With Nevada's unemployment rate being the highest in the nation, many families cannot afford to enroll their children in education-saving after-school programs. However, after-school programs have the power to motivate and support struggling students. After-school programs undeniably have a positive impact on students in and outside of the classroom, making them an ideal aspect of education reform.
Nevada's families simply do not have the resources to ensure that their children further their education. Publicly funded after-school programs are an invaluable tool for raising Nevada's graduation rate, as they sustain healthy student habits and create a rewarding educational environment.
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