On a variety of issues Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham seems to have a tenuous relationship at best with facts and science. Again, the Albuquerque Journal gave her space on its opinion pages for yet another article, this time on her push for “early childhood education.”
Set aside the fact that by her own hand New Mexico’s K-12 system was shut down for 1/4th of LAST year and THIS school year’s start is very much in doubt (even with a “hybrid” model, masks, and “social distancing.”
But, MLG wants to “keep the momentum going” on her latest big-spending plans for your children. MLG starts by stating that, “it’s important to understand that these rankings are based on 2018 data, the latest available. They also reflect years of budget cuts for essential early education and human services programs.” As shown in the report below from New Mexico Indepth, her statement is verifiably false.
Early childhood funding has risen every year, often rather dramatically. Rather than pushing for MORE spending on these programs, perhaps the Gov. should find out why our KIDS Count rating (even using 2018 data) hasn’t budged from 50th despite a massive expansion of early childhood programs over the last decade.
As an aside, while the Gov. pushes for more early childhood spending she recently attempted to get the State out of the Yazzie lawsuit which demands more K-12 spending.
2 Replies to “MLG’s “Fake News” on Early Childhood Education”
Being nothing more than taxpayer funded babysitters, we would be much better served to pay mothers to stay home with their children than to initiate any “Early Childhood Education” and allow additional years of govt supervised social indoctrination when children are most vulnerable.
Thank you for continuing the research on this.
The progressives continue to want to raid the permanent fund, not having a clue what the permanent fund is for.
MLG and her progressives have never seen a dollar that they do not want to spend or put into their own pockets.
There are not enough programs for early childhood education to fund or spend the type of money they are talking about.
Every year money is returned to the state that goes unspent.
So, you have to figure that their friends will come up with new programs to pocket the money without spending it on the kids.
This has been the democratic way for the past 100 years in the state of NM..