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Expanding virtual learning opportunities is a critically important step for New Mexico.
Virtual schooling was a critical component of the “Florida Model” for education reform, which helped transform achievement across student sub-groups there from nearly worst to first within a decade.
The Florida Reform model has since been adopted by Gov. Susana Martinez — with good reason.
Academic outcomes indicate the state’s traditional schooling system is not up to the task.
New Mexico ranks 49 in fourth-grade reading proficiency; 48 in eighth-grade math proficiency; and 50 in graduation rates. Poor funding does not explain such poor performance.
Per pupil education spending has increased 54 percent faster than the rate of inflation since 1991-92.
With a $400 million budget deficit, such performance is no longer tenable — and state policymakers know it.
New Mexico has already taken nationally recognized strides to transform the provision of high-quality, cost-effective education to a diverse and growing population of students through virtual education.
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