Addressing our problems will without question require massive investment. Failure to do so will cost the state far more. Every one of us is affected when child well-being is compromised. The economic, educational and social ramifications radiate throughout society; the lives of other people’s children touch all of us.
Even when NM makes improvements, we barely budge in national rankings.
For return on investment, many economists maintain kids are a sure payoff.
Searchlight New Mexico analyzed 15 years of proposed legislation involving children and found a consistent pattern of proposals failing at their earliest stages, often without a hearing.