Jack Nicholson, Hanna Skandera and the Case of the $18m APS Shortfall

Your humble blogposter used to write almost exclusively about public K-12 education in New Mexico, but it became, for me, at least a tiny bit like that last scene of Polanski’s “Chinatown.” No, it didn’t include anybody getting shot and wasn’t filmed on rain-slicked streets in an Art Deco Los Angeles. Yet the famous last… Read More Jack Nicholson, Hanna Skandera and the Case of the $18m APS Shortfall

Want Evidence We Need More Turnout in School Board Elections?

Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) District 2 Board Member, Peggy Muller-Aragón last night regarding those seeking a federally-mandated transgender bathroom/locker room policy: “Anyone who wants to compare this to the civil rights movement is plain ignorant,” she said. “No one is being denied a stool in the lunch room, denied a hotel room, denied a seat… Read More Want Evidence We Need More Turnout in School Board Elections?

*Security Camera Lightning in a Time of Educational Funding Drought

The New Mexico Legislature is wrapping up a frustrating session at Noon today, one held amidst downward spiraling revenues and inexorable Governor opposition to revenue enhancement (higher taxes). Despite all the doom, gloom and lack of compromising room, there are capital outlay projects that have survived, at least to this point, in the session. Here’s… Read More *Security Camera Lightning in a Time of Educational Funding Drought

NM Capital Outlay Reform and Schools: Let’s Play “What If?”

Ever year, the New Mexico Public Education Department (PED) puts together and publishes analysis of proposed legislation having anything to do with education in the state. In recent years, these analyses have been available online and provide something of a glimpse not only into what PED itself thinks of legislative ideas, but insight into its policy… Read More NM Capital Outlay Reform and Schools: Let’s Play “What If?”