Education Reform

In 2022, Think New Mexico released a new policy report laying out a sweeping ten point plan with 30 separate legislative recommendations to improve the performance of New Mexico’s public schools. You can download a copy of the report here, and learn more about our current education reform policy initiatives at the links below.

Think New Mexico’s education policy work is led by our Education Reform Director, Mandi Torrez, the 2020 New Mexico Teacher of the Year. Mandi focuses full-time on developing and advocating for data-driven state and local education policies that are in the best interests of New Mexico’s public school students. She also works to ensure that the voices of New Mexico students and their families are heard in the policymaking process. Read Mandi’s full bio on our staff page.

Education Reform Resources

  • In August 2023, Think New Mexico published a resource guide to help teachers make the most of the extended learning time that was enacted during the 2023 legislative session.

Media Coverage

tvicon-smallWatch a report from KOB TV on the education reforms Think New Mexico is working on for the 2024 legislative session • July 31, 2023 (2:43)

newspapericon-smallRead an editorial from the Albuquerque Journal in support of Think New Mexico’s 2023 education reform agenda • February 26, 2023

tvicon-smallWatch a report from KOB TV on Think New Mexico’s education reforms during the 2023 legislative session • March 23, 2023 (2:16)

newspapericon-smallRead a column from Tom McDonald about Think New Mexico’s 2023 education reform agenda • January 12, 2023

Current Education Reform Initiatives

Past Education Reform Initiatives

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