NewMexicoKidsCAN Action Fund is guided by four guiding principles. By centering our work around these principles, we believe we can create a better future for New Mexico’s students.
We cannot set our sights on only minor improvements to the edges of our education system, but rather on excellence for all. An excellent public school system will foster a vibrant economy, healthy communities and an engaged democracy. That means keeping our standards high and aligning our efforts around nation-leading results.
No two New Mexico children are the same. Our schools and pathways should complement our students’ distinct identities by offering a multitude of options for rigorous, forward-thinking and diverse school models. By creating more options—each with a different model and unique emphasis—we can provide every child a foundation for future success while making their classroom experience personally enriching and relevant.
We live in a data-rich world, but this data rarely finds its way to the people who need it most. From our Capitol to our classrooms, data only makes a difference if it’s accessible, relevant and user-friendly. This is especially true when it comes to student learning and how well our schools are using their resources to create great educational experiences for every kid.
The world is changing in bold and dramatic ways: our students’ future jobs don’t even exist yet. We must ensure that our education system keeps pace by reimagining school and creating learning environments that prepare our students to reach their potential in the 21st century.