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Rio West Opinion

Charter, public schools play on an uneven field

According to press reports, it looks like Rio Rancho Public Schools has become the big bully of Rio Rancho for opposing the AIMS charter school attempting to locate at UNM West.

Talia Freedman.

Listing a home with no photos a bad idea

Q: I’m putting my house on the market and there were some repairs and things that needed to be done before we could take pictures.

Why the disparity in RRPS pay hikes?

In the July 5 Rio West section of the Albuquerque Journal, (a news story) stated that “Four Rio Rancho school district directors are getting pay raises of between 6.1 and 10.5 percent, rather than the 3 percent most other employees are getting.”

Different rules, different schools

Two guest editorials on July 5 accuse the Rio Rancho school district of being afraid of competition from a charter school.

Council focus should be on people

I have been a serious observer of Rio Rancho politics since 2006 when the political machine then in power attempted to impose SAD (Special Assessment District) 7 on several hundreds of residents in Unit 17.

Paint on trunk helps fruit trees

Q: My neighbor suggests that I “paint” the trunk of the new apricot tree I just planted.

Is district afraid it’ll be bested by AIMS?

Instead of embracing progressive education in Rio Rancho, Rio Rancho Public Schools has shown they will challenge any organization that wishes to offer advanced educational opportunities to Rio Rancho children.