We at the Rio Grande Foundation have made a lot of New Mexico’s pitiful performance on the National Assessment of Educational Progress in terms of reading scores (and Florida’s success in turning itself around).
But what about math scores? The Atlantic magazine recently had an article on that particular issue. And, while the thrust of the article is that the US is under-performing relative to other nations, the fact is that New Mexico is doing quite poorly relative to other states. In fact, we only beat Mississippi while the nations of Uruguay and Bulgaria outscored us.
There is an interactive chart available here so you can compare New Mexico’s math performance relative to other states and nations. The fact is that America’s educational system has major issues and yet New Mexico is a failure even relative to other states.
Hat tip to Michael Daly