(Guest Post by Matthew Ladner)
New Mexico has released their first official A-F school report cards. They have more Fs than As, more Ds than Bs. Given New Mexico’s current standing near the bottom of the rankings on NAEP, that sounds about right. In the clip above, New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez explains why they adopted letter grades, and the next steps she would like to see for reform.
Congratulations to Governor Martinez and New Mexico’s education reformers. Far more remains to be done than has been done to date, but school grading represents a critical first step which reformers can build upon in order to create a more effective system of public education.