Lujan Grisham surprises with support for ‘School Choice Week’

Democrat Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham made a surprise proclamation honoring School Choice Week, which commemorates school choice and the betterment of educational opportunities for students. 

Lujan Grisham declared January 22-28, 2023 as School Choice Week in the state, writing in the proclamation that “educational variety not only helps to diversify our economy, but also enhances the vibrancy of our community.”

She recognized that New Mexico has “many high-quality teaching professionals in all types of school settings who are committed to educating our children.”

Now, as the 2023 Legislative Session rolls around on Tuesday, she will have the opportunity to push for and sign legislation that will enshrine school choice in New Mexico.

State Sen. Craig Brandt (R-Sandoval) is sponsoring a school choice bill enacting “Education Freedom Accounts, which can be used to pay for private school tuition, tutoring services, textbooks, and instructional materials, nationally standardized assessments, and other educational charges” approved by the Public Education Department.

“It outlines the application process and procedures for parents and education service providers, as well as the rules and responsibilities of the parents and students,” and “creates an Education Freedom Review Commission to assist the department in determining what expenditures are qualifying educational expenses,” according to Brandt.

A similar bill being sponsored by state Rep.-elect John Block (R-Otero), will enable open enrollment for students to attend other schools in their district or outside of their district if their zoned educational resources are failing. Block believes no child should have to be stuck in a failing school just because of where they live in New Mexico.

Enacting school choice, which is a non-partisan issue, has shown to be an incredible step forward in creating quality education in other states. If New Mexico enacts such changes, it could lift the state from being 51st in education and propel it on the path to educational betterment.

Editor’s note: Block is the founder and editor of the Piñon Post, New Mexico’s #1 conservative online news publication.

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16 thoughts on “Lujan Grisham surprises with support for ‘School Choice Week’”

  1. WE are not fooled by the evil b. Itch of NM

    Don’t be fooled by this evil witch. Democraps are running scared because of evil Bidens mistakes. This evil party has done everything in their power to destroy our freedom and our country. Keep your eyes open America, they are trying to put you back to sleep. Evil never rests and patriots should never rest either.

  2. Use your brain New Mexico,

    Think about it, why would a woman (if she knows what that is) give a crap about school choice, when she is hell bent on abortion and murdering children. Who’s children will be alive in MLGs world that would need school choice?

    1. Now she can say she has done everything possible to help the children. Like her claiming to lower sales tax when actuality you save a whole 25 cents per $100 dollars spent. Nothing but smoke and mirrors.

  3. Worst governor in America, and sexual preaditor, Michelle Lujan Pinko Commie Grisham has just thrown a 10% raise at the worst teachers in America. She does not care about choice. She is a dictatorial monster who needs to go away! She needs to resign, and move far away!

  4. We already have a commission that oversees state charter schools and used to be the state school board consisting of duly elected representatives. Why not use the Public Education Commission for this effort and not have another appointed Commission

    1. Thank you for your response. All of the hateful comments are not helpful. It shouldn’t matter why or where the Gov got ideas from? She was reelected for a reason. It’s disheartening to read all the negative words. This is one of the problems Americans have today. 😔

  5. So she’s taking an idea from her opponent, who should be our governor? What is she auditioning for? Fishy at least!

  6. School choice should have always been available. Hope it isn’t too little, too late. Hopefully, the home schooled will benefit from this also.

  7. Yes, she does take great ideas from opponents. She will also claim it was originally HER idea. Politics are so dirty, and it is hard to watch her underhandedness.

  8. With the State’s National Education Association Union’s stranglehold on the state, there is only small hope of getting school money out from the governmental indoctrination system we call schools and into the hands of parents.

  9. I’m sorry, I live in NM but I don’t follow her. Could someone explain what she is going to do? No ugly comments to me. Please. I just can’t handle looking at her

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