Wednesday, February 16, 2011

New Mexico: ABQ agrees

Great opinion piece in the Albuquerque Journal on Secretary Skandera's transition team stating the real facts:
  1. New Mexico's graduation rate is just over 50%
  2. New Mexcio's fourth graders rank 49th in the country on reading
The editorial staff have a tongue in cheak recommendation:  "Why mess with success, if indeed this fits your definition?"  Meanwhile, they point out that Florida has "delivered huge improvements in student proficiency" from the reforms the team is working on.

Thank you ABQ Journal!

Ed note:  I am on the transition team