Discussion Topic: Education

RGF report on UNM/NMSU sports teams generates coverage

The Rio Grande Foundation earned some serious news coverage recently in its critique of the "major" college sports programs at UNM and NMSU. In taking the position that student fees and taxpayer dollars should not be diverted to prop up sports programs we put fort the...

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RGF president Paul Gessing discussed the 2019 session's outcome with KOB TV Channel 4. The story is below, but my tweet explains our general take on what happened:

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APS sends surveys out, I discuss with KRQE Channel 13

In the wake of a stinging rebuke at the hands of voters, Albuquerque Public Schools has sent surveys out to parents asking what they think the priorities of the district should be. As I explain to Channel 13, it is a decent idea, but to be successful, the information...

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Questioning APS Maintenance Freeze on KOAT Channel 7

Recently, RGF President Paul Gessing wrote an "open letter" to the APS administration regarding their defeat in the recent bond/tax hike election and their decision to freeze spending on facility maintenance. Among other things I noted that APS' budget allocates...

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Taxpayers win big in defeat of APS tax hikes

Proving once again that no matter who voters elect to office, they don't necessarily support higher taxes and vast increases in the size and scope of government, Albuquerque Public Schools district voters overwhelmingly turned down two tax hikes and a bond measure...

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