On April 17, the Los Alamos Daily Post published an article by Chris Clark regarding school turnaround plans for Albuquerque and Dulce, and a call-to-action from NewMexicoKidsCAN Founding Executive Director Amanda Aragon:
Amanda Aragon, founder and executive director of NewMexicoKidsCAN: The New Mexico Campaign for Achievement Now, has issued the following statement with regard in light of the review process:
“Whatever you do, please don’t let our schools keep failing our students: that’s my urgent message to the New Mexico Public Education Department. We can’t afford anything less than real transformation in these four public schools.
With so much at stake–from the trajectory of our kids’ lives to the future of New Mexico’s economy–I implore Sec. Ruszkowski and the NMPED to remain steadfast in their high standards for school turnaround strategies. Their decision in coming weeks will set a groundbreaking precedent: whether or not we allow failure to continue, what we expect from our public schools and how we intervene and support when expectations aren’t met.
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