Friday, March 21, 2014


The Albuquerque Journal did something they rarely do today.  They wrote a small item about former GOP Attorney General Hal Stratton going on the board of the extreme right wing Rio Grande Foundation.  This sort of leaves a clue to how the editor's rightwing standing influences the news.  When was the last time you saw a story about some one joining a moderate or left of center foundation board?  This particular foundation is infamous for having baseless opeds run on the paper's editorial page.  The essays are so blatantly devoid of facts that it is embarrassing.

The Legislative Finance Committee today said that remedial courses for struggling college students are ineffective and that standards for our public schools must be tougher.  At the same time four New Mexico families have filed a suit to get the state to spend more money on education citing the requirements of the state constitution.  So, it is the LFC that recommends funding levels for the schools.  More is required than tougher standards.  Increased funding would be one thing to do.  

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