Discussion Topic: Education

Slew of Bad Rankings Reflect New Mexico’s Difficult Reality

Over the years, New Mexicans have grown used to seeing their state at the bottom of a lot of good lists and at the top of many of the bad ones. This long-term systemic problem has grown worse due to declines in federal spending and employment at the Labs and military...

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‘Political Pay’ at APS is a Bad Deal

Most of the media’s attention has been focused on the ongoing scandal at the top of Albuquerque Public Schools. Unfortunately, an issue with much larger long-term ramifications was voted on by the APS board – minus Peggy Muller-Aragon, who opposed the move. The issue...

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Steve McKee’s talk: How New Mexico Can Beat Texas for Real

New Mexico businessman and entrepreneur Steve McKee was the keynote speaker at a recent Rio Grande Foundation luncheon. He gave an optimistic and detailed talk about the ways in which New Mexico policymakers can turn our state around and even beat Texas in the...

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Education Union Takes Wrong Side Repeatedly

Once again, the National Education Association (NEA) has proven itself to be simply another left-wing special interest group that cares more about obtaining and spending taxpayer money than enacting policies that benefit New Mexico’s children. This is the clear...

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State’s Neediest Students Need Education Tax Credits

Note: Education tax credit legislation has been introduced this year in the New Mexico House as HB 333 by Rep. James Strickler Children aren't widgets. Each child learns differently, and one-size-fits-all education cannot work for every pupil. That's why a growing...

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A Freedom Outlook for New Mexico’s 2015 Legislative Session

  By Paul Gessing | Watchdog Opinion The 2014 elections represented nothing less than a seismic shift in New Mexico’s political system. Gov. Martinez won re-election handily, but the real story was the Republican takeover of the House of Representatives for the first...

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