Live And Local With Kevin Wall 05/22/13: College Grads, The Clark County School District, And Transparent Nevada
CBS LAS VEGAS-The UNLV Class of 2013 just had their graduation ceremony over the weekend. College students across the nation are struggling to find steady employment in their field upon graduation. Experts say this trend could continue for years to come. Dr. Peter Morici, Professor for Economic Policy at the University of Maryland, talks about why it is hard for college grads to find a job in the field they majored in.
The search for a new Clark County school superintendent is over. Board members last night voted unanimously to hire interim leader Pat Skorkowsky to head the nation’s fifth-largest school district. Lorraine Alderman, Clark County School District Trustee for District D, talks about the process of finding a new superintendent and why they rushed the process to hire Pat Skorkowsky. Did the Clark County School District make a mistake when it refused to conduct a national search for a new Superintendent–and instead hired local candidate Pat Skorkowsky? Callers explain if Pat Skorkowsky is the right choice for superintendent.
Salary data for more than 132,000 government employees in the state of Nevada. The 2012 calendar year data is now available at TransparentNevada.com, a Nevada Policy Research Institute website that makes government-spending data easily accessible to taxpayers. Victor Joeckes, Communications Director for the Nevada Policy Research Institute, talks about the number of government officials that make $200,000 or more a year.