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Albuquerque Journal: New Mexico Parents Want Gender Ideology Out of School Curriculum

Co-authored by Judy Pino and Patrick M. Brenner. Originally published at abqjournal.com on February 18, 2024. Radical gender ideology is running rampant through New Mexico’s public schools. State-funded after-school clubs that encourage children to explore LGBTQ+ identities without their parents’ knowledge are appearing in school districts more frequently. Children are being harmed by the dogged pursuit […]

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Report: 58 is the New 62

Rethinking American Retirement and Social Security

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Breitbart Covers SPPI and IWF Survey Project

In an exciting development for advocates of parental rights and educational transparency, the Southwest Public Policy Institute (SPPI) and the Independent Women’s Forum (IWF) have made national headlines with our recent survey project. Breitbart News, a leading source for conservative news and opinion, has featured our groundbreaking survey, spotlighting the concerns of New Mexico parents […]

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Survey: Evaluating Parental Insights on Controversial Curriculum

The survey highlighted significant parental skepticism towards the inclusion of transgender topics in New Mexico’s public school curriculum.

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SPPI Welcomes Shawn Peterson to the Board and Elects Becky Ingoglia as New Chairwoman

Phoenix, AZ—The Southwest Public Policy Institute (SPPI), a leading think tank dedicated to shaping policy and advancing public debate on key issues in the American Southwest, is pleased to announce the appointment of Shawn M. Peterson as a new member of its board of directors. In addition, at the first board meeting of 2024, the […]

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Survey Among Parents of Las Cruces Public School Students

The Southwest Public Policy Institute is pleased to announce the completion of a recent survey focusing on the appropriateness of book content in school libraries. This survey was conducted from November 14th to 16th and engaged parents of students attending Las Cruces Public Schools. A total of 55 parents participated in this important survey, offering […]

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Las Cruces Sun News: A case for a permanent fund dividend

New Mexico stands on the cusp of a golden era, with its oil and gas boom enriching the state’s coffers to unprecedented levels. Now is the time to ensure that this wealth directly benefits the very people who make New Mexico vibrant and unique: its residents. Drawing inspiration from Alaska’s Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD), it’s […]

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The Center Square: Utah Creates an Ideal Homeschool Environment with Universal ESAs

If you’re a homeschooling parent, an exciting development in Utah offers your family an impressive benefit. Earlier this year, lawmakers in Salt Lake City created the Utah Fits All Scholarship, putting the Beehive State in the forefront of the Education Saving Account movement. What does that mean? Starting in the 2024-25 school year, all K-12 […]

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‘Wonderment and Bemusement’

SPPI’s vice president of research talks about the policy and culture of the Silver State.

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Championing Freedom: Joining the Freedom Conservatism Movement

At the Southwest Public Policy Institute (SPPI), our mission has always been clear: to be the vanguard of free-market ideals and hold government structures accountable for the betterment of the American Southwest. As we move forward in our relentless pursuit of these ideals, we are elated to announce our recent alignment with the Freedom Conservatism […]

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