New Mexico's education secretary Hanna Skandera is ready to roll and has the data to back her up. New Mexico's education system received an 'F' in K-12 student achievement and was rated 50th in the nation in opportunities for success.
If that is not a mandate for change, I don't know what is.
She has the background to get things done having worked with Governor Jeb Bush to reform Florida's education system. At the same time, she has to make massive budget cuts in education. If anyone is up to the task - it is Hanna!
More to come - but keep an eye on New Mexico for real education reform.