Measuring Investments In Education

NMiF: measuring investments in education

February 24, 2017 - Education is one of the largest expenses in state government. Lawmakers cut education funding last year in the special session and districts across the state are now being asked to draw on their reserves to make up for additional cuts. If lawmakers have to make tough choices, are they using the best insights available from research and the experience of students? Producer Sarah Gustavus sits down this week with two local experts to talk about measuring investment in education and how lawmakers could better partner with researchers and community leaders to prioritize the spending in schools.

Guests:
Ian Esquibel, executive director, Learning Alliance New Mexico
Meriah Heredia-Griego, center director, UNM Center for Education Policy Research

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