NewMexicoKidsCAN works to ensure education policies and practices enable our students to become the future community, civic and business leaders we need.

Our Pillars

NewMexicoKidsCAN believes that students—current and future—must remain at the center of all education decisions. Thus, our work is rooted in four change lenses:

  • Community: Effective, sustainable policy change in New Mexico requires community ownership and collaboration.
  • Pluralism: New Mexico needs a dynamic education system that supports many different paths to success.
  • Competition: Empowered New Mexico parents with many high-quality school options will drive better outcomes for students.
  • Performance: Our leaders need the tools and authority to effectively manage their districts, schools and classrooms.