I just shake my head at the people of New Mexico, allowing such dysfunction to exist. Where is the Church? It has come down to voting for the lesser of two evils here.

New Mexico, you are very sick. I have lived here since 1995. The state was sick then and just gets more sicker. The state has more problems than I can count. Everything from being so ungodly, abortion, teenage killer’s, drugs, violent crime, suicides, child abuse, a FAILED education system, a dysfunctional CYFD is allowed to exist, an unconstitutional  governor, and the list goes on and just makes me sick!

I have to say that with our news reports on what the governor did with her ‘gun grab’ New Mexico Governor Lujan Grisham narrows ban on guns to public parks and playgrounds.  We got a comment from FGGAM reader Debbie. She says, “I do not support the governor what she has done, but I blame both parties to what has taken place in the state over time.” I agree with her, and have said many times, both parties have failed the people of New Mexico. Why?? Only JESUS can change things here and in the world. NOT POLITICS! Republican Susanna Martinez was just plain MEAN! Martinez promised me and the listeners of KKIM on the night she won the governors seat for the first time that she would end abortion in the state! LIE! She also promised to protect our children and clean up CYFD! FAILED! Plus I never got an invite to her world famous pizza party!

If you have followed me over the years, I favor no political party! I vet all of them by the Bible! Few pass! Then I have to vote for the lesser of two evils! SAD!

The latest fraud in New Mexico, We The People?: New Mexico Lost $13.4 Million In Fraudulent COVID-19 Unemployment Insurance Payments

In the past I have asked former Lt. Governor Walter Bradley and former Congressman Bill Redmond to run for governor. They both are very godly men. I also have asked State Rep. Jim Townsend about running. But I get no where with that precious man of God. Ha!!! These three can unite people. We do not need any more dividers! We need a man or women anointed by God to reach out to all people and love like JESUS!

The old sage, my hero, Will Rogers stated: “If you ever injected truth into politics you have no politics”

I would not give you a plug nickel for any of those running for President! We are so very divided, there is no peacemaker in America, and not in the world! What does “blessed are the peacemakers” mean? ONLY JESUS! JESUS! No one on this planet right now can bring America together! JESUS! The Church is losing people everyday in America, due to politics and other things not of God! Only of Pastors would get out on the street and hear from people, and not just their choir. EGO is a problem with many Pastors. Edging God out! GOD will have the final say with us all!

Here is one of the key spiritual problems in America: George Barna: Most Christians don’t know what a disciple is

I tell people things are only get worse here and in the world. Read your Bible.

The blood of aborted babies is on all of our hands! Your kingdom here on earth will mean nothing in heaven.

With World Teachers’ Day around the corner but teachers making an average of $3,644 less per year than they did 10 years ago when adjusted for inflation, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2023’s Best & Worst States for Teachers, as well as expert commentary.

In order to help educators find the best opportunities and teaching environments in the U.S., WalletHub analyzed the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 24 key metrics, ranging from teachers’ income growth potential to the pupil-teacher ratio to public-school spending per student.

Teacher-Friendliness of New Mexico (1=Best; 25=Avg.):

  • Overall rank for New Mexico: 44th
  • 38th – Avg. Salary for Teachers (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
  • 51st – Quality of School System
  • 31st – Pupil-Teacher Ratio
  • 23rd – Public-School Spending per Student
  • 27th – Teachers’ Income Growth Potential
  • 23rd – Projected Competition in Year 2030
  • 33rd – Existence of Digital Learning Plan

For the full report, please visit:


More from WalletHub

Expert Commentary

What are the biggest issues teachers face today?

“I think some of the biggest issues facing teachers today center around the idea that they must do more with fewer resources. For example, it has been discussed heavily in recent years how teachers remain underpaid despite the most important role they have in developing our next cadre of leaders, doctors, lawyers, and scientists. Along with this teachers are still supporting students dealing with crises including the impact of COVID-19 which has dramatically shaped how schools run.”
Ramon Goings – Associate Professor, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

“When I chat with college students about why they do not want to become a teacher, the top reasons they give me are actually quite similar to what I hear from practicing teachers. Teacher pay…has historically been low and has not kept up with inflation…The COVID-19 pandemic negatively impacted the work ethic of an entire generation of K-12 students. For many years before the pandemic, there had been a steady decline in our country’s ‘culture for learning’ – the extent to which we as a culture, as a population, value education, and demand that our children do their homework, study, and cooperate with their teachers. During the pandemic, our ‘culture for learning’ took a huge hit. More students than before do not take homework or deadlines seriously. More students than ever think they should be able to redo any assignment as many times as they want. More students than ever do not want to study and work hard.”
Mark T. Haynal – Professor and Chair, Teacher Education and Mathematics Division, Lewis-Clark State College

What tips can you offer young teachers looking for a place to settle?

“If possible, talk to the parents whose children attend the school (or district) you are looking to apply to so you can understand their experiences with the schools. Parents have a lot of great insight that could help prospective teachers. Don’t base your decision on a particular school solely based on hearsay/reputation of the school or district. As a former teacher, I will say the experience you have will vary greatly from school to school even within a school district that has a stellar reputation. My advice would be to find schools with great leaders as they make an extreme difference in your experience. Lastly, when looking for schools also consider the communities that you want to live in. For example, can you find a barbershop or hair salon within a 20-mile radius that can do your hair? Is there a spiritual community you can get involved with if you seek this? Are there opportunities outside of the school to get involved in various community activities? These are some important questions to consider.”
Ramon Goings – Associate Professor, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

“Do not settle for the first place that offers you a job. There is a teacher shortage. Be picky. Read WalletHub’s article Best & Worst States for Teachers. I assign that to my students each semester. Make sure you work for a school that has an outstanding principal and sufficient support staff. Work in a community that, as much as possible, mirrors your social/political/cultural values. Work in a community that has a history of supporting school levies, etc.”
Mark T. Haynal – Professor and Chair, Teacher Education and Mathematics Division, Lewis-Clark State College

Do you think performance-based compensation — e.g., providing teachers a bonus when their students meet or exceed expectations — is a promising strategy for improving student outcomes?

“While performance-based compensation sounds enticing, I think it sets some up for less pay because students are not a product. Students are people who come to us with learning needs and challenges. As people, students are impacted by life experiences. In other words, asking a teacher to go for performance-based compensation is akin to asking a doctor to do so with patients. I could see these presenting challenges for teachers who want honors scholars instead of struggling learners in order to make money. Most educators are not driven by dollars, but the light bulb moments students experience illuminate the way for a bright future. Money would through a shade of green, encouraging envy in the school environment. The issues teachers face are not just solved by simply throwing money at it. There are core societal, psychological, emotional, and cultural issues we must address along with fair compensation and benefits that will strengthen education.”
Anna B. Dowell – Doctoral Student, Maryville University

“Paying teachers for improving student academic performance is not a new idea and has not been especially effective in the states where it has been implemented. A better strategy is just increasing teacher base pay and then giving districts the flexibility to pay teachers off the salary scale to entice them to work with high-needs students or in hard-to-fill subjects. An even better strategy would be to compensate teachers through low-interest mortgages and by funding education savings accounts for teachers’ children to attend college and post-secondary education.”
Gary W. Houchens, Ph.D. – Director, Educational Leadership Doctoral Program; Professor, Western Kentucky University

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