Senator Udall: New bill will help New Mexico kids

Senator Tom Udall
Senator Tom Udall

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – U.S. Senator Tom Udall says he is working on a bill that will rewrite the No Child Left Behind law to better help New Mexico kids.

“In New Mexico, almost one in three children live in poverty, one in five go hungry. We are ranked next to last in education, last in overall child well-being. That is absolutely unacceptable,” said Udall.

The Senate bill gives states more control over standards to set and how to use annual testing to measure student performance. Udall also added amendments that will allow tribal leaders to teach native languages and classify physical education as a core subject.

The House’s version eliminates common core mandates and standardized testing. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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