Despite the abject failure of the leaders of the Democratic Party in New Mexico to enact any serious education accountability reforms or school choice, other states like Wisconsin have done so and the data are showing that school choice works.
According to the report:
Among the new findings are that students enrolled in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP)—the nation’s oldest private school choice program currently in operation—not only graduate from high school on time by seven percentage points more than students enrolled in Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS), but they are also more likely to enroll in a four-year college and persist in college. Tracking of both MPCP and MPS students over a four-year period reveals significantly higher achievement growth in reading for MPCP students, as well as higher levels of science achievement in upper grades.
Read the full study here.