As a retired general and former head of the New Mexico National Guard, I view proposed cuts to early care and education programs as more than just a local problem for parents of young children. These cuts represent a serious threat to our national security.
Consider this: In New Mexico, one in three of our high school students fails to graduate on time. Among those who do graduate, more than one in four seeking to join in the Army cannot enlist because of low scores on the military’s basic entrance exam in math, literacy and problem solving. ...
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