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June 25, 2021 – The Line opinion panel discusses New Mexico’s seemingly permanent place near the bottom of an annual child well-being survey. According to the recently released Kids Count report, the state is no longer last in the rankings, moving to 49th place in the nation. Are these baby steps of improvement worth celebrating? 

Host: Gene Grant 

The Line Opinion Panel: 
Serge Martinez, UNM Law School  
Edmund Perea, attorney and public safety consultant  
Giovanna Rossi, Collective Action Strategies 

For More Information: 

National ranking shows improvement in New Mexico’s overall child well-being – KRQE 

New Mexico moves up to 49th in rank for child welfare – Santa Fe New Mexican 

National 2021 KIDS COUNT Data Book shows pre-pandemic improvement – New Mexico Voices for Children 

The great disconnect – Searchlight New Mexico