Do not let the state end up like your neighbor to the east.
According to an article from Kris Nielsen, just before New Year’s Day, New Mexico had nearly 400 teacher positions open.
Just to make sure one does not think this is a typo, let me write it again: 400. The largest school district, Albuquerque Public Schools, had 170 positions open.
Here is a link to this article: http://atthechalkface.com/2013/12/12/teachers-fleeing-new-mexico-districts/, plus another one reinforcing the argument from an Albuquerque writer: http://www.dukecityfix.com/profiles/blogs/no-teachers-won-t-stage-a-walk-out-but-next-fall-might-bring-a