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The Line: Evaluating The “Education Moonshot”

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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

Education Reform: Money Behind The “Moonshot”

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March 1, 2019 – Correspondent Gwyneth Doland heads to Santa Fe to explore the nexus of education and tax reform efforts. In response to a judge’s decision that New Mexico hasn’t been spending enough on its public schools, the Legislature has added nearly half a billion dollars to the budget for education. Doland speaks to Senators Peter Wirth and Gay Kernan about how lawmakers are ensuring they do more than just throw money at a problem, and how they’re making certain they can afford the changes in years when the state isn’t flush with oil money. Then she goes to Ortiz Middle School to find out what Santa Fe Public Schools expects to change after the Legislature adjourns.

Guests:

Dr. Veronica Garcia, superintendent of Santa Fe Public Schools
Sen. Gay Kernan (R), New Mexico Senate
Sen. Peter Wirth (D), New Mexico Senate