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The Line: Governor Lujan Grisham Proposes Free College

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September 20, 2019 – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced this week that she plans to pitch lawmakers on a program for free tuition at the state’s colleges and universities. The governor says her Opportunity Scholarship plan would be a last-dollar funding source to make sure no qualifying New Mexico student – as well as some adults – will have to pay for a degree at two- and four-year schools run by the state. The Line opinion panel discusses the educational and economic merits of the plan, as well as how to pay for it.

Line Panelists:
Dan Foley, Former State Representative
Sophie Martin, Attorney
Janice Arnold-Jones, Former State Representative
Michael Barrio, Prosperity Works
                                                 

For Further Reading:

Governor Announces Scholarship Expansion at New Mexico Colleges, UniversitiesSanta Fe New Mexican

New Mexico Governor Announces Free College Tuition Plan for Residents – CNN

Rick Eckstein Revisited: How College Athletics Are Hurting Girls Sports

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January 4, 2019- Youth sports are one way for student athletes to prepare for college athletics. But what’s the cost for families? And are elite programs worth it? Author Rick Eckstein visited New Mexico earlier this year and sat down with our correspondent Khalil Ekulona to talk about youth sports, women’s sports and what’s at stake for young athletes – in New Mexico and across the country.

Guest:
Rick Eckstein, author of “How College Athletics Are Hurting Girls’ Sports: The Pay-to-Play Pipeline” 

For Further Reading:
How College Athletics Are Hurting Girls’ Sports: The Pay-to-Play Pipeline