What We Do Best
New Mexico Business Roundtable is a state-wide leading, unifying voice for business focused on the rapid improvement of our state’s early learning, public, higher education and employability systems. With a targeted reform agenda NMBR seeks to dramatically increase the academic preparedness for college and workforce of all students. We approach this in three ways:
INFORM the business community about the education crisis created by the persistent achievement gap and the loss in GDP caused by the lack of academic preparedness for college and the workplace. Through a unified business voice, we inform policymakers and education leaders of the opportunities to improve outcomes based on what is working today in high performing schools.
INFLUENCE the state’s education policy agenda and create the conditions for statewide reform by leveraging the power and collective voice of the business community. This includes advocating for effective education policy through a common sense agenda of high standards, accountability and promoting proven success. NMBR has successfully advocated for standards-based reforms and the adoption of the Common Core standards, focused attention on the effective use of data and best practices, and defended the need for increased transparency and accountability.
IMPROVE education systems and practices through a business-like approach to education reform through data, benchmarking and scaling success.