Report: School Funding In New Mexico Still Lower Than A Decade Ago

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Report: School Funding In New Mexico Still Lower Than A Decade Ago

New Mexico Ranks Toward Bottom of the Nation in Funding

ALBUQUERQUE, NM— New Mexico is one of several states that have failed to increase their total per-student funding compared to a decade ago, according to a new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP). While 26 states have made larger investments in their K-12 students since 2008, per-student funding in New Mexico remained 9 percent less in 2016 than in 2008, after adjusting for inflation.

Report: NM Lacks Adequate Need-based Funding for College

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Report: NM Lacks Adequate Need-based Funding For College

ALBUQUERQUE, NM—In a state with one of the highest poverty rates in the nation, it would make sense to ensure that state financial aid goes to those who need assistance but that is not the case according to a report released today by New Mexico Voices for Children. Part of the solution is for the state Legislature to immediately replenish the College Affordability Fund from the budget surplus now available.

Report: New Mexico Can Boost Opportunity And Combat Inequality By Expanding Wealth Taxes

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Report: New Mexico Can Boost Opportunity And Combat Inequality By Expanding Wealth Taxes

New series from New Mexico Voices for Children  explores options for state policymakers.

A historically large share of the nation’s wealth is concentrated in the hands of a few, reducing opportunities for millions of Americans and reinforcing barriers that make it harder for people of color to make gains. These inequities are made worse by most state tax systems – including New Mexico’s. By designing better tax policy, state lawmakers can help spread opportunity more widely and build more broadly shared prosperity.

New Mexico’s Cuts to Higher Education Second Worst in Nation

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New Mexico’s Cuts to Higher Education Second Worst in Nation

Funding Cuts Are Shortchanging Future Generations

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – New Mexico’s inadequate public investment in higher education over the last decade has contributed to rising tuition, often leaving students with little choice but to take on more debt or give up on their dreams of going to college. The problem is especially serious for Black, Hispanic, and low-income students.

 

New Mexico Missing Opportunities to Give Young Adult Parents and Their Kids a Boost

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New Mexico Missing Opportunities to Give Young Adult Parents and Their Kids a Boost

New Casey Foundation report illuminates needs and barriers facing New Mexico’s young parents and their children

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — With limited access to opportunities to advance their education and find family-sustaining jobs, New Mexico’s 33,000 young adult parents face hurdles to support their children and fulfill their own potential, according to Opening Doors for Young Parents, the latest KIDS COUNT® policy report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.