242 Jeanne Allen – Education Reform in New Mexico and Surrounding States

On this week’s podcast interview Paul talks to Jeanne Allen. Jeanne is the Founder and CEO of the Center for Education Reform, a national education reform organization that works to expand educational opportunities that lead to improved economic outcomes for all Americans.

Jeanne’s organization has two new reports that rank US states based on various policies relating to empowering parents and having sound charter school laws in place. Those reports are detailed here. While New Mexico isn’t at the very bottom of either report, its performance is worse than most which is tragic given the many social and economic challenges faced by children in this state. Arizona on the other hand, long a leader in choice and K-12 reform takes the top slot in both reports.