Martinez urges NM administrators to fix colleges (with link to report)
Posted at: 06/25/2012 1:32 PM
| Updated at: 06/25/2012 2:38 PM
By: RUSSELL CONTRERAS Associated Press
Gov. Susana Martinez
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Gov. Susana Martinez has challenged leaders of the state's colleges and universities to develop a plan to fix schools' remedial programs.
Martinez made the challenge Monday to university leaders at the Central New Mexico Community College-Workforce Training Center just days after a new report said New Mexico colleges were some of the most underperforming nationwide.
Competitive Workforce, a U.S. Chamber of Commerce affiliate, named the state's two-year and four-year public institutions among the worst.
According to the national study, the state's 19 community colleges and six public universities received D and F grades for student access and academic performance.
Martinez said she wanted administrators to develop a new plan by the end of the year aimed at creating stronger remedial programs to prevent students from dropping out of college.
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