Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Education And Your Vote Matter.(Opinion)

EDITORIALS

Education is sweeping the nation.

The way we teach our children is rather suddenly getting a good hard look, from the White House to the Roundhouse. Everyone from the President of the United States to state representatives to local parents are saying that making schools safe, sound and effective must be a priority for all of us.

New Mexico happens to be in a unique position right now to put its money where its mouth is. A budget surplus approaching half a billion dollars a windfall resulting from higher oil and gas prices has many calling for a much-needed infusion of cash to pull our state's public school systems closer to national averages in many categories. …

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