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Where I Live:
Las Cruces
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Kris L. Nielsen has worked in education for about a decade and is a national education reform expert. He holds an M.A. in education, with emphasis on child development and motivational learning. Kris is an activist against corporate education reform and has written two books to inform parents and citizens about the very real dangers that are coming from it. He has also helped lead parent and student opt out movements in New York, Colorado, and New Mexico. Kris blogs at
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Is Your Industry Represented By a Union? JOIN IT!

Posted on June 9, 2016 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

In New Mexico, as of 2015, only 6.2% of employees--in both private and public sector workforces--were members of a union. About 41% of our state's teachers are members. Both of those numbers are much low for our own good; for the good of all New Mexico workers.

Mental Health Must Be a NM Priority

Posted on June 6, 2016 at 3:45pm 0 Comments

The police have been supportive and caring.  The paramedics have been kind and patient.  The social workers have called to let us know they will get to us as soon as they can.  NM Solutions has tried to help, and gets stuck at barrier after barrier.  And, still, we can get no effective treatment resources for our adult daughter.  


New Mexico is in trouble, because what my family is now experiencing first-hand,…


The 'Real World' is Not a Cross-Country Race

Posted on March 9, 2014 at 10:00am 4 Comments

Hanna Skandera tells us, in a recent Albuquerque Journal guest editorial, what should have been an inspirational and heart-warming story about her glory days in track, when she trained for months for that one big cross-country race at the end.  She came in second.  It’s implied that the rest of them were ranked-and-filed as, I assume, winners and losers?

There are two…


Martinez to Teachers: Are You Sick? Get to Work!

Posted on February 14, 2014 at 1:17pm 3 Comments

The Albuquerque Journal, the leadership of APS, and the Governor of New Mexico have mind-boggling problems using logic to support their claims.

In an article from February 12, the Journal states: “New Mexico’s new teacher…


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At 1:43pm on March 8, 2014, Adelita said…

Kris, can you feature your newest post for today? You have it set to be featured for tomorrow and that's when we feature the Sunday poem. Thanks! Adelita - moderator.

At 5:31am on November 8, 2013, Adelita said…

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