New Mexico Schools Reject Millions in Funding, Learning Days
May 27, 2021
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Amid pressure from some parents and teachers, public schools across New Mexico have rejected tens of millions of dollars in state funding for extra learning days.
Each “no” vote from local school boards is a blow to the state Legislature’s signature education initiative.
Based on years of research about how best to improve academic outcomes for children and narrow the achievement gap for struggling students, the plan takes aim at the three idle summer months that hold back many students. The research found that extending the school year with the same teacher is more effective than summer school.