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Our Schools are failing our Children…It’s Time for Bold Action

Our Schools are failing our Children…It’s Time for Bold Action


The Report Cards are in for New Mexico Schools and the outlook is very dire.  ABQ Journal Staff Writer, Hailey Heinz in her July 23, 2011 article basically laid it out on the table…”87% of NM’s Schools Get Failing Grade.” 

Frankly, this is unacceptable.  There is no reason at this point to be consulting with the same bureaucracy to come up with solution for the same problem.  It’s time for new and bold ideas…like dissolving some of these school boards.  It seems to me that these bureaucracies are more self-serving than anything else. It is time to reform the Public School System. 

Let the result speaks for itself, “Only 13 percent of schools across the state and about 4 percent of APS schools made Adequate Yearly Progress under the No Child Left Behind Act this year, in a sharp decrease from last year.”

Wake Up New Mexico!

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Comment balloon 10 commentsC. Lloyd McKenzie • July 24 2011 11:25PM


Wow that is strange and sad - 87% are failing.

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Whatever it takes, whatever it costs - get your Children out of Government Schools, and get them into Non-Unionized Private or Parochial Schools. 

Posted by Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker (Fred Griffin Real Estate) over 7 years ago

Good Evening C Lloyd, New Mexico still has some excellent schools, most of them are private and that is sad. 

Posted by Dan Edward Phillips, Realtor and Broker/Owner (Dan Edward Phillips) over 7 years ago

When I came to NM in 1996, we started off in the Public Schools...it was a disaster.  Well, it didn't take long, to see the writing on the wall.  Both of my children attended Albuquerque Academy. 

Posted by C. Lloyd McKenzie, Living Albuquerque over 7 years ago

....meanwhile Rahm sends his kids to private schools, as does Obama and as did the Clintons and Gores.  Jeb Bush was on Hannity last week and he had some great ideas that he implimented in Florida while Gov. 

Posted by Wallace S. Gibson, CPM, LandlordWhisperer (Gibson Management Group, Ltd.) over 7 years ago

The issues with school are being politicized...we need real solutions.  I believe in Public Education, of which I am a product of.  I attended the Jamaican Public School System.  In Jamaica the Public Schools always outperform the Private Schools.  Let's start by dissolving all the boards of education in each locality.  They are lile Homeowners Associations, and they can be viscious.  

Posted by C. Lloyd McKenzie, Living Albuquerque over 7 years ago

Lloyd, two of newsweek's top 10 high school are located in Florida, one is in Sarasota County.

Posted by Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale (Kwee Huset Realty) over 7 years ago

Good morning Lloyd.

No money...They are cutting corners...The children are the future...

Invest in the future.

Posted by Joshua Zargari, MJ Decorators Workshop (MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating) over 7 years ago

It will be impossible to compete in the world unless something is done quickly to correct this situation.  Too much focus  on politics and not enough  on teaching the basics of reading, writing and math. 

Posted by Doug Bullwinkel, Mortgage Loan Originator NMLS #281609 (Envoy Mortgage, NMLS 6666) over 7 years ago

Thank you for your comments. I appreciate them very much.  In the future, I will endeavor to respond to them in a more timely fashion. 


Posted by C. Lloyd McKenzie, Living Albuquerque over 6 years ago