Early childhood education, exploiting the Land Grant Permanent Fund, and judicial reform are topics found on New Mexico’s ballots.
Category: Budget and Spending
SPPI Job Index: Dark Clouds Are Gathering
Today’s fresh employment numbers from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics are concerning.
Parents of Albuquerque Public Schools are unsatisfied with the public school system and want an exit.
Lawmakers have access to $2.5 billion in “new” money: will they choose education freedom or tax reduction?
New Mexicans are left holding the $275 million bag as Richard Branson moves Virgin Galactic’s manufacturing to Arizona.
Students were locked out of classrooms for over a year. Are parents happy with the consequences?
Now Is The Time For Universal School Choice
In March 2020, schools nationwide started closing their doors. Government bureaucrats fought to keep schools closed for over a year while parents struggled desperately to cope with mandatory remote learning. Reading and math proficiency scores declined in school districts across the country, creating the greatest educational inequity in our lifetimes. But there’s a silver lining… […]
In May, the Albuquerque Journal’s Esteban Candelaria reported on the proposed budget of Albuquerque Public Schools. The APS Board of Education was taken aback by the funding request: $1.936 billion for fiscal year 2023. At almost $2 billion, this budget represents a 16.73% increase from the 2022 allocation. Simultaneously, APS has seen a marked enrollment […]
What can be done to ensure that actions like this do not occur again?
New Mexico suffered from some of the most draconian pandemic-related school closures in the country: how did this impact educational outcomes? On Tuesday, Esteban Candelaria, a staff writer with the Albuquerque Journal, reported on delays in academic assessment reporting from the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED). While data from SAT testing will be made […]