Before it could succeed, Engage Santa Fe is a bust.
Atlantic Education Partners, a private, for-profit, Florida-based firm, withdrew its proposal to operate a dropout recovery program for the Santa Fe Public Schools earlier this week. Company officials said delays mean the program won’t be effective. After all, company officials needed enough time to go find the dropouts, set up the classrooms and get ready to teach. Atlantic Education officials did not want to promise results they could not deliver.