“The administrative overhead in our schools is outrageous. (Changing that is) going to be hard. Everyone is going to fight it. And you know what? They are all supporting me. Great. But if they think I’m not taking on this fight, they don’t know who I am. We’re taking it on. You have to. It’s outrageous.”
Then-candidate Michelle Lujan Grisham, July 2018
Education is, and always has been, one of our new governor’s top priorities. And while the Journal Editorial Board disagrees with some of her means, such as abolishing the PARCC exam and tapping the Land Grant Permanent Fund, the end we all are striving for is the same: Access to a high-quality public education for all New Mexico’s children.
We agree with Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham one way to do this is to get more dollars to the classroom, not administration.