Tag Archives: Early Childhood Education

The Line: Evaluating The “Education Moonshot”

1235 Moonshot

March 22, 2019 – Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists critique the “education moonshot” launched this legislative session. Lawmakers are pouring money into the education department, with an emphasis on early childhood.  The Line weighs in on whether the education “rocket” shooting for the moon is on the right trajectory.

Line Panelists:
Dan Foley, former NM House minority whip
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Inez Russell Gomez, editorial page editor, Santa Fe New Mexican
Cathryn McGill, founder/director, NM Black History Organizing Committee

For Further Reading:

Next batch of NM education changes are on the way – by Shelby Perea, Albuquerque Journal

Lawmakers point state to new educational future – by Sylvia Ulloa, New Mexico in Depth

What’s in the ‘moonshot’ for New Mexico public education? – by Karen Trujillo, for the Santa Fe New Mexican

New Mexico Final ’18 High School Grad Rates Show Record JumpAssociated Press

The Line: Early Childhood Legislation

1236 Line Ed Reform

March 8, 2019 – Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists debate the legislative proposal to create a new Department of Early Childhood Education. They also discuss Governor Lujan Grisham’s plan to take a half-percent bite from a state endowment fund to pay for early childhood programs, after a proposal to take one percent from the fund failed.

Line Panelists:
Carolyn Carlson, reporter, The Weekly Alibi
Dan Foley, former NM House minority whip
Eric Griego, former NM state senator
Diane Snyder, former NM state senator