Despite the rosy outlook the administration continuously attempts to spin for the national media, it appears that watching initiative after initiative miserably fail has finally begun to take its toll on Governor Richardson:
“Our schools are getting better,” Richardson said. “But it’s not good enough.”
Oh no, he didn’t actually call a press conference to say that. Didn’t anyone on the very large gubernatorial staff call him when he was gallivanting around the world to bring him up to speed on New Mexico’s recent educational performance.
Last year roughly one third of New Mexico’s schools failed to make adequate yearly progress. This year the number of failing schools jumped to half of the schools in the state (subscription). I’m afraid that this latest attempt at spin indicates that Governor Richardson has completely lost touch with reality.