New Mexico Schools Have Little to Show for Increased Spending

The March issue of the Heartland Institute’s excellent publication which follows education and education-related reforms, covered a recent study by Dr. Harry Messenheimer on the failure of New Mexico’s ever-increasing spending on K-12 education. Messenheimer’s study, “The Way to Education Success in New Mexico: Breaking Free from Failed ‘Reforms” find several important facts, including:
“Over the past two decades, New Mexico has dramatically increased resources devoted to education.”
“When adjusted for inflation and population growth, general fund spending has increased by 34 percent over the past 19 years,” the study notes. The average New Mexican is now paying an extra $319 each year for no improvement in the education of our children.”
The entire study is available here.