Education and Early Learning/Care Blog 2018-04-19T11:44:14+00:00

Woman caught in sex trafficking sting had children in the car

It's never easy to admit that our home has a problem. Just look at the latest KIDS COUNT report released by New Mexico Voices for Children. New Mexico ranks dead last in overall child well-being. The factors in the report make kids in our state susceptible to becoming victims of sex trafficking.

July 13th, 2018|

Keep NM kids in mind when you vote this year

Officials with New Mexico Voices for Children, which partners on the survey, point to a decline in state funding as the cause for many of these problems. Deputy Director Amber Wallin said the state has passed 37 tax cuts since 2008; has reduced per-pupil funding for schools and money for higher education; and has cut back on the number of school-based health centers.

June 30th, 2018|

New Mexico ranks 50th in Kids Count report

Four factors determine the Kids Count rankings: education, health, economic well-being, and family and community. The non-profit organization NM Voices for Children says changes to the state’s health data played a major role in moving New Mexico from 49th to 50th.

June 27th, 2018|

NM Child Well-Being Slips, Isolated Bright Spots

"It's time for citizens to really push these candidates on what they're going to do to improve child well-being," he insisted. "There are a lot of solutions out there if we really believe children are our most important asset."

June 27th, 2018|

New Mexico ranks last in survey of child well-being

“The data show we are at a crossroads,” James Jimenez, executive director of New Mexico Voices for Children, said in a news release. “We can continue to disinvest in our children or we can insist upon a new direction, one in which we make a deep commitment to improving conditions for all New Mexicans.”

June 27th, 2018|
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