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I owe an apology to Governor Bill Richardson. I’ve come down hard on him in the past for education failures like this latest one (subscription):

A new report from a Washington-based group accuses more than 30 states, including New Mexico, of being “dishonest” when reporting high school graduation rates.

The Education Trust, an advocacy organization for poor and minority students, criticizes the New Mexico Public Education Department for reporting only the percentage of seniors who graduate — not the percentage of freshmen who successfully complete high school.

But, I was apparently using the wrong measurements for what constitutes “pro-education” policies.