By: Tom Wright Oil prices are up over 60% since President Biden took office. Locally, the gasoline average is up 35% and propane up 30-cents per gallon. Why?… Read More
Daily, confirmation rolls in verifying the accuracy of the messages contained in our two ads run in newspapers on the 15th of January. There is little or no job creation in this state and we must change…
Former President Clinton and current President Trump sound much alike in regard to illegal immigration. The ads appeared a few days before the Presidential Inauguration. President Trump’s inauguration speech, and several subsequent actions by him, though creating much fervor in some quarters, seemed, in large part, to have been directed toward enhancing job creation in the nation. He also continued to talk about illegal immigration. To put President Trump’s speech and actions in prospective we suggest that you listen to this linked speech by former President Bill Clinton given before Congress while he was President. It was recorded by C-Span: President Clinton’s speech also dealt with illegal immigration. You will note the similarity in the messages from the two presidents, though perhaps not in their style of presentation. While it would appear that President Trump’s message about illegal immigration might have been seconded by former President Clinton, there is strong … [Read more...]
The author suggests that Trump's nominee for Secretary of Education is being attacked, not because the attackers think she will do a bad job, but because they think she will do a good job. Betty DeVos, the nominee, is an advocate for charter schools and vouchers, and for that matter, for letting parents control where their kids go to school. Generally, Teachers' Unions don't like that.
According to a report from the Albuquerque Journal a new study from the state Public Education Department shows that parents are rarely informed that their children can't read, even though state law requires schools to do so.
It isn’t strange that we post an opinion piece on "Drugs" in our Family section. The use of illicit drugs is destroying many New Mexico families. It has been reported that Espanola has one of the nation's highest per-capita heroin uses. In the January 7th edition of the Albuquerque Journal former NM House member Dick Minzner suggests, what should be obvious to all, that we are not winning the War on Drugs. He suggests another way forward.
In the small, almost ghostly, town of Nara Visa just outside Tucumcari, NM the nuclear waste industry brings a promising prospect of revivng the small town
Margeaux Anderson loves New Mexico. She loves the state’s natural beauty, its rich cultural heritage and the fact that both her and her husband’s families are close by. All of which is to say: she’s leaving. “The decision has already been made,” said Anderson. “It’s just a matter of finding the right stepping-off point.”
New Mexico has received recognition for setting rigorous math and reading proficiency requirements by administering PARCC, a controversial assessment aligned with Common Core.
A study of Head Start programs was produced by Rutgers University’s National Institute of Early Education Research. It placed the New Mexico program at the bottom on conceptual, in-depth teaching which was measured through classroom observations during the 2014-2015 school year. See Kim Burgess’ article in the Albuquerque Journal.
"New Mexico is on the precipice of an 'economic death spiral' as long as it continues conducting 'business as usual' according to an analysis presented at a Jobs Council meeting…" says analyst Mark Lautman.