Monday 8/14 - Dr. Veronica Garcia - Superintendent of Schools, Santa Fe - After a summer of budget cuts, Santa Fe schools invest in student health

Monday 8/14
Dr. Veronica Garcia
Superintendent of Schools, Santa Fe
After a summer of budget cuts, Santa Fe schools invest in student health

New Mexico is a poor state. By most socio-economic measurements it is usually in the bottom 5 of the 50. It has the second highest poverty rate and is rated second-worst in America when it comes to child well-being. When it comes to funding public education, and in NM, 96.5% of school spending comes from the State,on a per-student basis New Mexico is only 16th worst. This does suggest both at least an aspiration for better education, not to mention…

Hey Trump! Shut off that Goddamn Siren!

Hey Trump! Shut off that Goddamn Siren!

Almost every team in the National Football League has a quarterback with a strong arm, who can wing that pigskin 70 yards or more.  And many of these rocket-launcher arms achieve remarkable accuracy, throwing to an array of fleet-footed, sure-handed receivers. Why, they could score a touchdown on every play!  Except for the defense.  On most plays, defenders bump receivers off their prescribed routes, harass the quarterback, and either knock down the pass before it can get to the receiver,…

Study War No More

Study War No More

Dear friends and supporters, If the former residents of Mosul had had a vote, if anyone, ever, had thought to ask them – “is war an acceptable way to give you political freedom?” – my guess is, most of them would have said no, try something else. This would have been a vote when it counted, before the war to expel the Islamic State from their city was a devastating fact. When the question would have been more abstract. Now,…

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