I blogged yesterday about the confusing and often-conflicting data on graduation rates. Well, in taking a closer look at the data, I found that Santa Fe schools had one of the worst graduation rates in the state in 2010 at 53 percent.
One would think that one of the wealthiest cities in New Mexico with median household incomes of $52,045 as compared to New Mexico’s median income of $43,028 would have some of the best schools around, but that is not the case. Instead, students in “The City Different” lag behind some of the smallest and poorest towns in New Mexico.
The fact is that we have a systemic problem in Santa Fe and New Mexico schools. Time to follow reforms that have worked in other states.