Report gives New Mexico an “F” for teacher background checks

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – New Mexico is failing when it comes to teacher background checks according to USA Today.

The new report uses three ways to grade a state.

The first is how well the state checks a teacher out before giving them a license. The second whether the state shares teacher misconduct publicly.

The third was whether it’s required to report that misconduct to the state. New Mexico scored well in that, but when it came to public information on misconduct and sharing with other states New Mexico failed.

The study says the state could improve on background checks.

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