EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION FINALLY?

We’ve been dilly-dallying about deploying a first-rate program statewide for at least 15 years. Each session, too many in the Legislature have feared making the commitment, not bold enough to make a real difference in the future of our state. As a result, only a few limited programs have been funded. It’s hard I know…

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The Decline and Unnecessary Fall of New Mexico

There are recent Journal stories about the vibrancy of the economy in Colorado and the obvious contrast to New Mexico. I have spent a fair amount of time in the Denver area in last couple of years and the boom is not limited to Denver but also in suburbs like Lone Tree and Centennial. Yes,…

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Thinking About Early Childhood Education

One thing that we’re not really good at in New Mexico is thinking big. There are constant reminders of the state’s depressing statistics on how poorly low-income children and families are doing in New Mexico. For instance, the fact that Medicare pays the medical expense of 70% percent of the births in New Mexico, many…

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