New Mexico ranked 49th for children's well-being

Jul 26, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Carlsbad Current-Argus

New Mexico was ranked 49th--next to last--in a report released on the overall well-being of children throughout the United States.

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justice is just a choice wrote:
What a kid decides to do with his or her life has nothing to do with having a "dual parent home" because anyone can slant the news to fit their argument.
For example.
Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris, both had a dual parent home.
Jared Loughner had a dual parent home.
James Holmes had a dual parent home.
Now if I wanted to slant this into a racist argument I could then add that all of them were white. So twisting these facts can make an irrational argument that white kids from dual parent homes will commit heinous acts of murder.
There are plenty of kids from dual parent homes that get into drugs or do poorly in school. Just as there are plenty of kids from single parent homes that have done great in school and leading great lives.
The problem with the educational system isn't the kids or their parents. The problem is having a weak educational system with teachers, not all, who only take the job because they have weekends off and a summer vacation and as with New Mexico work just a few years and be able to collect a retirement check.
I worked in the school system. When taking a Mathematics position I asked an assistant principal about what direction I should take to prepare the kids for the upcoming mandated tests and his response was this, "It doesn't matter they're going to fail anyway."
So you go right ahead and blame the kids, make irrational racist judgments and continue to ignore the real fact when you sit and chose not to do something, you're as much as the problem as this assistant principal.
Evil wins when good men do nothing.
I grew up in a single parent home and I saw my mother collecting welfare having kids and assumed that this is how it is supposed to be, afterall we got by and so did all the people we knew in the housing projects. No one was educated and I never had anyone tell me of the importance of education. I left school at 16. That was the biggest mistake of my life. I can't help but think that if I had a father as a role model that my life would have been different in so many ways. I'm older now and realize that I've wasted my whole life because of things I learned as the child of a welfare mother who didn't believe in education or marriage. I could have excelled if I had a good education and my life would have been so different.

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sadly wrote:
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I grew up in a single parent home and I saw my mother collecting welfare having kids and assumed that this is how it is supposed to be, afterall we got by and so did all the people we knew in the housing projects. No one was educated and I never had anyone tell me of the importance of education. I left school at 16. That was the biggest mistake of my life. I can't help but think that if I had a father as a role model that my life would have been different in so many ways. I'm older now and realize that I've wasted my whole life because of things I learned as the child of a welfare mother who didn't believe in education or marriage. I could have excelled if I had a good education and my life would have been so different.
I am not making ill of your statement, but as I stated what happened to you happened to kids who had two parents that did not value education.

I personally grew up in a single parent home raised by my mother who was a teacher. So that alone instilled the importance of education into me and my brother. My father retired from the military and also became a teacher.

Again I am not trying to demean your own personal experience, but you affirmed everything I previously stated in this one sentence alone:

"I left school at 16."

That was your choice and while it seems you didn't have either parent tell you how important an education was again as I stated it also seems that not one person in the school system took the real time to influence you.

As with this thread's topic the real people failing the kids are the teachers and the politicians. The elected officials have made no real effort to improve the system. Martinez with her grading system is a true joke. Instead of grading a school they should investigate as to why the school is performing poorly.

That's how a real teacher works. After grading a student an F or recognizing that a student is having a hard time a GOOD teacher looks into why the student is having problems and makes efforts to help the student do better. Our elected officials need to do the same thing.
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justice is just a choice wrote:
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I am not making ill of your statement, but as I stated what happened to you happened to kids who had two parents that did not value education.
I personally grew up in a single parent home raised by my mother who was a teacher. So that alone instilled the importance of education into me and my brother. My father retired from the military and also became a teacher.
Again I am not trying to demean your own personal experience, but you affirmed everything I previously stated in this one sentence alone:
"I left school at 16."
That was your choice and while it seems you didn't have either parent tell you how important an education was again as I stated it also seems that not one person in the school system took the real time to influence you.
As with this thread's topic the real people failing the kids are the teachers and the politicians. The elected officials have made no real effort to improve the system. Martinez with her grading system is a true joke. Instead of grading a school they should investigate as to why the school is performing poorly.
That's how a real teacher works. After grading a student an F or recognizing that a student is having a hard time a GOOD teacher looks into why the student is having problems and makes efforts to help the student do better. Our elected officials need to do the same thing.
I so want to go back to school, but I feel that I'm way too old. Are there any programs that help older/seniors to get back into school?
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Thank god for Mississippi.
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Thank god for Mississippi.
Why is that?
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Bellcrank wrote:
"Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself."
-Milton Friedman (who would've turned 100 years old today) Well-put, Professor.
the main argument against the "free market" is that it is an imaginary concept that doesn't and can't exist in the real world.

And that the concept of markets does not and cannot include the costs of externalities or the inclusion of social and other values or a long-term perspective.

And that there are and always have been power relationships in society that negate the assumption of freedom for most people in their dealings.
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sadly wrote:
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Why is that?
If it was not for Mississippi we would be __________ on that list?
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Babaroots wrote:
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If it was not for Mississippi we would be __________ on that list?
Last on the list...I knew that!:-)

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nope wrote:
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the main argument against the "free market" is that it is an imaginary concept that doesn't and can't exist in the real world.
And that the concept of markets does not and cannot include the costs of externalities or the inclusion of social and other values or a long-term perspective.
And that there are and always have been power relationships in society that negate the assumption of freedom for most people in their dealings.
Jeez, I had no idea it was that complicated.

So...how come N.M. kids don't scale fences to escape America and enrichen themselves in better countries?

(I DID hope that one day I'd be able to trot out the word 'externalities' to impress people) Dang, you smart guys....always quicker than I.
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Bellcrank wrote:
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you got nothing. If it is more complicated than a bumper sticker it's over your head. Why do you spout off on things you know nothing about?

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As usual wrote:
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you got nothing. If it is more complicated than a bumper sticker it's over your head. Why do you spout off on things you know nothing about?
'nothing'?'nothing' is what my old relatives had during the Great Depression when they didn't have no damned programs to feed them.'nothing' is what they stole to feed themselves. That kind of poverty made a mark upon the surviving ones that...well the rest is personal.

'nothing' is what New Mexican children face on the World's Poverty Ravage Scale.

If you care to open the scope a bit wider, like witnessing African impoverished babies first-hand...then we can talk and I'll know you're not just a Rent-A-Hippie.
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Bellcrank wrote:
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off topic blather.
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I so want to go back to school, but I feel that I'm way too old. Are there any programs that help older/seniors to get back into school?
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it is online
it is at NMSU-C

it is free

now what is your excuse
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Babaroots wrote:
Thank god for Mississippi.
you mean mayatessippi
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It is funny how you libtards blame Susana Martinez. You act like New Mexico has been near the top in education until now. The state has NEVER been Republican. The libs in the state legislature, you know, the most corrupt in the nation, have kept her hands tied on every issue. She has tried to better the failed democrat education system, only to be slammed with every attempt. All so you libs can regain power and pocket more tax dollars. What needs to happen is that you libs need to shut up and let the system be fixed. That means RAISING the bar for ALL students, letting them fail, and weeding out those who refuse to try to learn. Our schools were not intended to be a barrio or a gang hangout. I do agree with teacher that most parents have more power and control with administrators than teachers do. The failed system IS because of administrators and parents. Do your damn job and let teachers teach. Quit protecting thugs because of potential lawsuits, and demand that those powerful parents invest in education. Oh, and demwit lib legislators, QUIT PLAYING THE RACE CARD! and DEMANDING MORE MONEY FOR LATINO STUDENTS. They run the system now!!!
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prissyw wrote:
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it is online
it is at NMSU-C
it is free
now what is your excuse
Why the need to be so hateful! Thanks for the info anyway!
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helpful gentleman wrote:
<quoted text>you can go to old mexico, they got pinata schools down there that teach you how to make them out of recycled newspaper, first you read it , then you make pinata,s, then you get your diploma as a puneta maker.easy as that.
Wow! A person asks a serious question and gets responses that are hostile or idiotic! New Mexico will never change!
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Wow! A person asks a serious question and gets responses that are hostile or idiotic! New Mexico will never change!
helpfull gentleman was correct , you could also go down to mexico, and be a punetamaker, your probably one of those nosy know it alls, living off on our hard working tax paxers money, on welfare checks and food stamps, why dont you get a job!!!!!!!!!!
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tricky dicky wrote:
<quoted text>helpfull gentleman was correct , you could also go down to mexico, and be a punetamaker, your probably one of those nosy know it alls, living off on our hard working tax paxers money, on welfare checks and food stamps, why dont you get a job!!!!!!!!!!
Maybe you should go down and learn a few skills yourself! You're on topix on a monday during working hours. I bet you're the loser on welfare or disability, or just some crack-head living off mama! I suggest you take your own advice and get a job,,,that is if you can pass the drug test! lol
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prissyw wrote:
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it is online
it is at NMSU-C
it is free
now what is your excuse
if the guy can't find out how to get an education
then perhaps he has insufficient IQ

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