The court found that New Mexico’s Public Education Department does not have effective accountability systems and audits to ensure students are receiving a sufficient and equitable education. Action must be taken to guarantee greater oversight and accountability of the PED to do its job.
- Strengthen monitoring of school funding: PED must work with districts to develop a monitoring and accountability system that ensures at-risk students receive programs and services.
- Replace A to F school grading: The current system must be revamped to reflect the goals of our communities, and provide the support needed for our schools and teachers.
- Ensure tribal consultation: PED must consult and collaborate with tribal governments to monitor and evaluate the education system, as part of the government to government relationship with tribes.