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LIVE: School Choice Conversations

From our friends at the American Federation for Children: “2021 and 2022 brought unprecedented victories for school choice. Many parents – and voters – are laser-focused on expanding or creating these programs in their states. What will be the impact of these new and expanded programs? Does school choice save taxpayer money? What does the […]

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The State Of Education In New Mexico: NOT On A Good Path

Contrary to New Mexico Public Education Department Secretary Dr. Kurt Steinhaus, education is not in “a good place”.

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What Do Parents Think Of Albuquerque Public Schools?

Students were locked out of classrooms for over a year. Are parents happy with the consequences?

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Albuquerque Public Schools Considers Adopting Parental Bill Of Rights

A parental bill of rights is necessary to preserve the relationship between parents and their children.

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Why Is New Mexico Exporting One Of Its Top Investments?

Asking the question of why the brain drain exists is a critical step to plugging it.

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Now Is The Time For Universal School Choice

In March 2020, schools nationwide started closing their doors. Government bureaucrats fought to keep schools closed for over a year while parents struggled desperately to cope with mandatory remote learning. Reading and math proficiency scores declined in school districts across the country, creating the greatest educational inequity in our lifetimes. But there’s a silver lining… […]

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Albuquerque Public Schools Spends $27,268 Per Student Annually

In May, the Albuquerque Journal’s Esteban Candelaria reported on the proposed budget of Albuquerque Public Schools. The APS Board of Education was taken aback by the funding request: $1.936 billion for fiscal year 2023. At almost $2 billion, this budget represents a 16.73% increase from the 2022 allocation. Simultaneously, APS has seen a marked enrollment […]

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Complaint Filed Against Former APS Principal

What can be done to ensure that actions like this do not occur again? Today, the Southwest Public Policy Institute (SPPI) filed a complaint with the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) over email communications sent by former Volcano Vista High School principal Dr. Vickie C. Bannerman. In the complaint, SPPI alleges that in 2019, […]

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Did School Closures Impact Education In New Mexico?

New Mexico suffered from some of the most draconian pandemic-related school closures in the country: how did this impact educational outcomes? On Tuesday, Esteban Candelaria, a staff writer with the Albuquerque Journal, reported on delays in academic assessment reporting from the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED). While data from SAT testing will be made […]

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Uvalde Makes The Somber Case For School Choice

The nation mourns the loss of so many innocent lives. How do we prevent future tragedy? The answer is school choice. In New Mexico, Senator Martin Heinrich is capitalizing on the Uvalde school shooting to demand changes in gun laws. Elsewhere, former President Barack Obama is using the crisis to stoke racial tension. They are […]