New Mexico ranked 38th in educational freedom

The Washington, DC-based Heritage Foundation has released its first-ever “Education Freedom Report Card.”

While New Mexico does better than dead-last in educational freedom due to the existence of charter schools and the freedom of parents to home school, New Mexico’s overall ranking is 38th in educational freedom. As is usually the case New Mexico trails its neighbors including:

Arizona: ranked #2
Utah ranked #11
Texas ranked #12
Oklahoma ranked #18
Colorado ranked #33

Click on the link above to see the report, but you can see how states shake out overall below. New Mexico’s ranking page is below that and then we use a neat tool within the study to compare Arizona (one of the nation’s true leaders on education choice) vs. New Mexico (which is modest to mediocre).