Decline in NM High School Grads

Interesting find from Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac of Higher Education by Craig Depken at Division of Labour: the nationwide “projection of the percentage increase in the number of high school graduates between now and 2015” looks like this
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With New Mexico’s so-called education reform, our new secretary of higher education and heaps of corporate welfare, how can this be? I think I know.