Roswell faculties welcome again sixth, ninth-graders

SANTA FE, NM (KRQE) – As families have left traditional public schools in recent years, a handful of Republican lawmakers are pushing for more money to be paid to home school students and private schools. They said it was very timely as many parents are withdrawing their children from public schools that do not offer face-to-face learning.

When the pandemic broke out, many parents moved their children to school, and the New Mexico Department of Public Education said the number of students enrolled in home schooling programs that year nearly doubled to 15,000. “I’ve had more families this year saying they need help with alternative education for our children. This is not a pandemic law. This is a social and racial equality law,” said Rebecca Dow (R-Truth or Consequences ).

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