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For many years, the United States was revered as an education leader among nations largely because of three factors: our focus on educating the whole child, our access to universal secondary education and our success in expanding higher education opportunities beyond the elite class.
Today, however, other countries are taking the lead. Education experts note that this is not because the U.S. education system has gotten worse; rather, it is because our system has failed to evolve and respond to the challenges of our times.
Revenues collected by the state are used to pay for New Mexico’s public education systems. Unfortunately, the amount of revenues invested by lawmakers in K-12 schools, colleges, universities, students, and education employees has declined dramatically in the last decade. To implement New Mexico’s constitutional mandate to sufficiently fund world-class education systems, lawmakers shall pass legislation to restore revenue generators by:
Click here to view: Senate Majority Leader of State Legislature offers alternative view of New Mexico.
Sen. Michael Sanchez expresses his concerns regarding the Governor's 2013 legislative proposals to give even more public tax revenues to special private interests, as well as the richest 2-percent of New Mexicans and corporations.
It's time to share your story with the New Mexico lawmakers who represent you and your family.
It's very important that you tell your state senator and representative your story of how five (5) years of education cuts have affected you, your family, your school, and your students.
Please tell your story as soon as possible.