Tuesday, June 26, 2012 | 2:01 a.m.
The Clark County School District certainly doesn’t have its priorities straight. It recently announced that it is allocating $3.8 million in taxpayer money to continue funding a for-profit, out-of-state company, Edison Schools, to operate in Clark County. This, in spite of the fact that after 11 years of effort, those schools have repeatedly failed to increase student performance. Money that the district claims it doesn’t have to pay teacher salaries is being wasted on Edison instead of being channeled to provide local salaries and benefits for dedicated teachers in schools where student performance is increasing.