OUR STUDENTS MUST BE OUR HIGHEST SPECIAL INTEREST
APS (Albuquerque Public School) District badly needs radical repair to re-prioritize what is best for our kids, their teachers, and their families who entrust our school system with their lives and hopes for the future. Now is the time to take apart this large unaccountable school district and replace it with a system that puts the academic needs of our students first.
That is why I support the growing movement to break up APS into smaller, accountable, efficient, and more local districts, closer to the families they serve. Many cities roughly Albuquerque’s size have as many as a dozen, separate school districts and perform well.
Rio Rancho Public Schools (RRPS) is a case in point. The RR school district was originally carved out of APS and is consistently one of the top performing districts in the state, while APS–which annually spends at least twice what RR does per student–has some of the worst graduation and student performance ratings in New Mexico.
It’s way past time the elected mayor and officials of our city get their hands dirty, and help fix a broken system and school board that are shortchanging Albuquerque’s children and their futures.
TRAIN STUDENTS TO BE INNOVATORS AND ENTREPRENEURS
We will provide the platform for private businesses to train and prepare our High School students for a booming Albuquerque Workforce so they can play a vital role in the entrepreneurial ecosystem that is developing in our city.