Okay, okay, I never in a million years (or rather, "never in my 30+ years") imagined I'd really care about things like school systems, but here I am. A mom. A mom considering a move back to Albuquerque.
(This is a move I desperately want on a personal level because honest to god, there is no place I love more than the Rio Grande valley. Crazy, huh? You'd have my head checked if you saw the beautiful, quiet, sweet, peaceful place I've been living the past year.)
But then a friend emailed me this story from the Abq Journal this morning:
State: Almost half of class of 2008 almost didn't graduate
Here's an excerpt:
Roughly half the students who should have graduated with the class of 2008 failed to do so, prompting a call to action by the state's education secretary.
"It is alarming," Education Secretary Veronica Garcia said during a news conference Monday at which the state unveiled its four-year graduation rate, along with results of the latest round of tests required under the federal No Child Left Behind Act.
Holy crap. That's sad and pathetic.
So DCF'ers, what are your thoughts on Abq's public schools? The best ones you've found? Your complaints, dreams for a better future, plans for a revolution, etc.?
Help a mama out and offer up some advice about all this, eh?