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In today’s Albuquerque Journal, Fred Nathan explains that while the recent Yazzie decision has received intense interest for its landmark ruling that New Mexico’s public schools are not adequately funded, there has been less attention on another, equally important aspect of the ruling: the finding that more money will only make a difference for students if it is spent in the classroom.
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In today’s Albuquerque Journal, Fred Nathan explains that while the recent Yazzie decision has received intense interest for its landmark ruling that New Mexico’s public schools are not adequately funded, there has been less attention on another, equally important aspect of the ruling: the finding that more money will only make a difference for students if it is spent in the classroom.
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#dollarstotheclassroom #publicschools #publicschoolsmatter  #nmped #Teachourkids #teachourkidswell  #teachourkidsbetter  #ThinkNM #ThinkNewMexico #nonprofit #nonprofitorganization #nonprofitlife #nonprofits #notforprofit #newmexico #newmexicotrue #newmexicolove #newmexicolife #nmleg

Get online and look at Dollars for Schools, An excellent way to donate directly to the classrooms.

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Smaller schools tend to have higher graduation rates, higher student achievement, lower levels of student alienation and violence, and higher levels of satisfaction among students, parents, principals, and teachers.
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Based on many years of research about the ideal size of schools, it appears that schools become “oversized” (too large to be effective learning environments) when they exceed 225 students in 9-12th grades, 120 in 6-8th grades, and 60 in Pre-Kindergarten-5th grades.
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Smaller schools tend to have higher graduation rates, higher student achievement, lower levels of student alienation and violence, and higher levels of satisfaction among students, parents, principals, and teachers.
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Based on many years of research about the ideal size of schools, it appears that schools become “oversized” (too large to be effective learning environments) when they exceed 225 students in 9-12th grades, 120 in 6-8th grades, and 60 in Pre-Kindergarten-5th grades. 
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#Marchforourlives #nmped #publicschools #publicschoolsystem #publicschoolsmatter  #Teachourkids #teachourkidswell #smallschool #smallschoolbigheart #smallersaferschools #smallschools #smallschoolbigimpact #dropoutrates #graduationrates #violenceinschools #schoolviolence #schoolviolenceprevention #schoolviolencesolutions  #ThinkNM #ThinkNewMexico #nonprofit #nonprofitorganization #nonprofitlife #nonprofits #notforprofit #newmexico #newmexicotrue #newmexicolove #newmexicolife #nmleg

Cutting public school reporting costs by two-thirds, which would bring New Mexico in line with our peer states, would free up more than $45.5 million that could be better spent in the classroom.
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Think New Mexico: Improving Our Public Schools by reallocating dollars from administration to the classroom.
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Cutting public school reporting costs by two-thirds, which would bring New Mexico in line with our peer states, would free up more than $45.5 million that could be better spent in the classroom. 
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Think New Mexico: Improving Our Public Schools by reallocating dollars from administration to the classroom. 
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#nmped #publicschools #publicschoolsystem #publicschoolsmatter  #Teachourkids #teachourkidswell  #teachourkidsbetter  #ThinkNM #ThinkNewMexico #nonprofit #nonprofitorganization #nonprofitlife #nonprofits #notforprofit #newmexico #newmexicotrue #newmexicolove #newmexicolife #nmleg

The last sentence says it all. How can countries like Germany pay their teachers twice the US salary, have superior results and spend less money per capita on education? Not sure if the progressive approach of throwing more money at the problem while using current methods is going to accomplish anything.

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But but but...think of the bureaucrats!

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