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

There are 20 comments on the Jul 26, 2012, Carlsbad Current-Argus story titled New Mexico ranked 49th for children's well-being. In it, Carlsbad Current-Argus reports that:

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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Babaroots

Mayhill, NM

#46 Aug 13, 2012
In NM, 70% of poor families with children are not married.
sadly

Carlsbad, NM

#47 Aug 13, 2012
OMG! I have a feeling that prissy,jesse,tricky dicky, and un mexicano are the same person! Now that's sad!
tricky dicky

Carlsbad, NM

#48 Aug 13, 2012
sadly wrote:
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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
i am at work you moron,im on 12 hr shifts supporting your lazy behind,i happen to sit behind a desk,and do computer work operations,, where are you at now,?? munching on my taxpayers dollars,foodstamps,!!!!!!!!!
un mexicano

Carlsbad, NM

#49 Aug 13, 2012
sadly wrote:
OMG! I have a feeling that prissy,jesse,tricky dicky, and un mexicano are the same person! Now that's sad!
the feeling you have is crawling up your behind 8 and 1/2 inches long.

“Freedom is never free”

Since: Jan 09

El Paso, Texas

#50 Aug 13, 2012
Outside Observer wrote:
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!!!
Um...quit playing the race card, you said that, your words and yet you end it with a latino slanted comment somehow forgetting that your governor is hispanic.

That's almost funny.

But since you dare bring up Susana Martinez...

During her campaign she continually attacked Richardson and pay-to-play and strange this year it seems she's under investigation by the FBI for the Albuquerque Downs deal.

She made strong attacks against illegal immigrants when oddly enough she is the direct descendant of illegal immigrants.

As for your statements that the legislature is working against her...

Now that is real funny especially when she on her own volition made changes to a bill, signed it and then was taken before the Supreme Court, WHO RULED AGAINST HER, because she violated the law.

What was it again she was 0-5 in front of the Supreme Court?

You may be a Martinez fan, but there are some serious legal things about her you don't know and if any true agency in your state would really look into all of her dealings I'm pretty sure they'll find something not only corrupt, but completely illegal.

So before Martinez sends her boys after me, the First Amendment gives me the right to voice my opinion. She seems to forget these things.
sadly

Carlsbad, NM

#51 Aug 14, 2012
tricky dicky wrote:
<quoted text>i am at work you moron,im on 12 hr shifts supporting your lazy behind,i happen to sit behind a desk,and do computer work operations,, where are you at now,?? munching on my taxpayers dollars,foodstamps,!!!!!!!!!
Sure you are! In reality you're just some loser living off mama or on disability...always the pot calling the kettle black! GET A REAL JOB YOU LAZY POS!
And it's obvious that you and un mexicano are the same person, so BUSTED!
the joker

Carlsbad, NM

#52 Aug 14, 2012
sadly wrote:
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Sure you are! In reality you're just some loser living off mama or on disability...always the pot calling the kettle black! GET A REAL JOB YOU LAZY POS!
And it's obvious that you and un mexicano are the same person, so BUSTED!
tricky dicky is right, sadly is what you are, your a poor excuse for a human being, get a job, and dont depend on us workers for your welfare check and ebt card .tricky dicky works with me doing 12 hr shifts,
sadly

Carlsbad, NM

#53 Aug 14, 2012
the joker wrote:
<quoted text>tricky dicky is right, sadly is what you are, your a poor excuse for a human being, get a job, and dont depend on us workers for your welfare check and ebt card .tricky dicky works with me doing 12 hr shifts,
Oh my! You have yet another alias! Get a job and get off disability and out of mama's house maybe you won't need to hide behind all the aliases! Grow up and become a man for once in your life! Lazy POS!
working

Santa Fe, NM

#54 Aug 14, 2012
the joker wrote:
<quoted text>tricky dicky is right, sadly is what you are, your a poor excuse for a human being, get a job, and dont depend on us workers for your welfare check and ebt card .tricky dicky works with me doing 12 hr shifts,
each other's johnsons doesn't count as work.

Funny these guys always know about things like ebt cards that the rest of us don't deal with.
the joker

Carlsbad, NM

#55 Aug 14, 2012
working wrote:
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each other's johnsons doesn't count as work.
Funny these guys always know about things like ebt cards that the rest of us don't deal with.
is your mother still on welfare?
never

Santa Fe, NM

#57 Aug 14, 2012
the joker wrote:
<quoted text>is your mother still on welfare?
was, but I guess your mom thought whorin was more respectable.
the joker

Carlsbad, NM

#58 Aug 15, 2012
never wrote:
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was, but I guess your mom thought whorin was more respectable.
is that how you came to this world, with your mama doing that kind of business, how much did she get ?? 50 cents
linda

Carlsbad, NM

#59 Aug 19, 2012
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.
you have 4 examples....
what about the millions of prisoners in the usa
98% are from single parent homes
linda

Carlsbad, NM

#60 Aug 19, 2012
what age is high school mandatory
is it 16 or has it been changed to 18

“Freedom is never free”

Since: Jan 09

El Paso, Texas

#61 Aug 19, 2012
linda wrote:
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you have 4 examples....
what about the millions of prisoners in the usa
98% are from single parent homes
What proof do you have?

There are about 2.3 million people incarcerated in the US and I found a stat that said 53% were from single parent homes. However if you take a good look at the actual factors then you wouldn't place your belief solely on single parents being the main or base of your argument.

Especially when 30% of children in the US are from single parent homes which is approximately 21,900,000 children. With your inflated stat that's 10 percent of children with the real stat that's about 6 percent of children.

However none of that is the issue here. The issue here is the NM government is failing New Mexico children.

In abuse cases the system sits on their hands until the worst thing happens.
With education the elected officials make no effort to improve schools. Money is spent mostly on buildings, salaries, and other things that do not help any one kid that is struggling in any subject.
The government makes no effort to help families in need. Oh yes, there is the once in awhile publicity stunt, but day-in, day-out the government makes no effort to help any family in need. Which perpetuates the cycle.

However the real question is what are YOU doing to help any child in your area?

No need to answer because I can tell from this post you have a bias, perhaps a prejudice, and more so come across severely self-centered.
Martha Olivares

Hobbs, NM

#62 Nov 7, 2012
Jesus came 2008. Carlsbad, NM.
Martha Olivares

Lovington, NM

#65 Nov 13, 2012
teacher wrote:
we educate both mexicans and blacks as well as we can
it is difficult, given their respective family background of nearly all being withouth fathers in the home
Are you educated enough to educate anyone? We can all teach
ourselves anything, we don't need teachers. Most children
are so messed up from their teachers that they can't study.

Martha Olivares

Lovington, NM

#66 Nov 13, 2012
justice is just a choice wrote:
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What proof do you have?
There are about 2.3 million people incarcerated in the US and I found a stat that said 53% were from single parent homes. However if you take a good look at the actual factors then you wouldn't place your belief solely on single parents being the main or base of your argument.
Especially when 30% of children in the US are from single parent homes which is approximately 21,900,000 children. With your inflated stat that's 10 percent of children with the real stat that's about 6 percent of children.
However none of that is the issue here. The issue here is the NM government is failing New Mexico children.
In abuse cases the system sits on their hands until the worst thing happens.
With education the elected officials make no effort to improve schools. Money is spent mostly on buildings, salaries, and other things that do not help any one kid that is struggling in any subject.
The government makes no effort to help families in need. Oh yes, there is the once in awhile publicity stunt, but day-in, day-out the government makes no effort to help any family in need. Which perpetuates the cycle.
However the real question is what are YOU doing to help any child in your area?
No need to answer because I can tell from this post you have a bias, perhaps a prejudice, and more so come across severely self-centered.
The schools can feed all the children for free. My kids were so ill from school they were always starving.
sweetie24

Albuquerque, NM

#67 Nov 13, 2012
teacher wrote:
we educate both mexicans and blacks as well as we can
it is difficult, given their respective family background of nearly all being withouth fathers in the home
Being black has nothing to do with all black peoples education... im black and I graduated high school two years before my other classmates. And on top of that im a single mother who has an oustandingky smart 3 yr old. I know in Artesia alone theres absolutely nothing and most of the parents keep the kids here limiting them on true possibility of a much higher and better education. My mother taught me extremely well.. its nothing to do with race when it comes to intelligence. Its the individuals attitude. Yours is clearly a shut eye statement.
Martha Olivares

Hobbs, NM

#68 Nov 22, 2012
Babaroots wrote:
In NM, 70% of poor families with children are not married.
Why is it so hard for adults to get married before they have sex? Men never take responsiblity for their actions. These children drown in their parents sins. A real man would work more than one job to take care of his family.

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