Rock of Talk Data Dump: New Mexico Grade School Population Dropping

New Mexico’s population growth is flat, helping to drop the state’s expected school grade population. In a report presented Tuesday to the Public School Capital Outlay Oversight Task Force, the state’s population is getting older, so it’s less likely to be producing offspring that would be attending New Mexico schools.

Read the Report on New Mexico Education

Do we continue to fund education with as much money as we do? If nearly 1 in 2 students are leaving the state and we have a dwindling population, isn’t it time to push funds towards school choice, individually? Now is the time for the conversation in New Mexico.