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Early Childhood Education On NMPBS's Public Square

Nov 20, 2014

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New Mexico is one of the worst states in the nation when it comes to measurements of child wellbeing–49th according to the Kids Count Report.

Thursday at 7p on New Mexico PBS, a panel explores early childhood education as a possible solution. It's this month's episode of Public Square, a monthly public affairs program where civic dialogue takes center stage.

In this excerpt from the show moderated by Megan Kamerick, Republican State Senator Craig Brandt explains why more money might not be the solution – but Jami Jacobson, director of curriculum and instruction for Albuquerque Public Schools,  counters that lack of funding is painful for the Albuquerque schools.