Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Group Says N.M. No Pal to Charter Schools.(Final)

Byline: Andrea Schoellkopf Journal Staff Writer

A national education reform group has given New Mexico a "D" on its environment for charter schools.

"There is obvious tension between local districts and charter schools, which have been viewed as a nuisance at best and a competitor for funding at worst," said the report, released Thursday by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute. The institute, which supports school choice and increased testing and accountability, is run by Chester E. Finn Jr., former assistant secretary of education under Ronald Reagan.

The study, done last fall, looked at "authorizers" of charter schools, or the 13 local school districts that oversee New Mexico charters. …

Log in to your account to read this article – and millions more.