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Friday, March 7, 2014

Professor Sylvia Lazos Quoted in Las Vegas Sun

Sylvia Lazos is the Justice Myron Leavitt Professor of Law at the William S. Boyd School of Law.

On March 7, she was quoted in the Las Vegas Sun article As scrutiny of school funding formula grows, a discussion of what's fair. The article is about a Continuing Legal Education program the Boyd School of Law hosted on March 6. The program was titled "Is School Funding Fair in Nevada?"

The article reads, "During the past 47 years, Nevada's student demographics have evolved. The state has one of the largest and fastest-growing non-English-speaking student populations in the country. It also has a large number of students from low-income families; more than half of Clark County's 315,000 students receive federally subsidized school meals."

"Yet we still get the same (share) of money from the funding formula that we got 50 years ago," Professor Lazos said in the article.

Professor Lazos is a frequent op-ed contributor, and her expertise is sought by print and broadcast media on a wide range of subjects, including higher education, immigration, race relations, government, voting and initiatives.