Category Archives: Education

The Line: Public Education Department Announces Changes In Assessments

NMiF: testing standards

November 10, 2017 – The New Mexico Public Education Department was heavily criticized recently for proposed changes in science standards for classrooms across the state. After announcing that those changes would not take effect, PED officials announced other changes in end-of-course assessment tests that omit some controversial history and health topics. Santa Fe Reporter writer Matt Grubs recently reported on the changes: Not Done Yet

Gene Grant and this week’s Line opinion panelists react to this news story and share their thoughts on current education standards in New Mexico.

Line Panelists:
Mark Boitano, former NM state senator
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Sophie Martin, attorney
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP

The Line: Attorney General Demands Resignation

NMiF: Analee Maestas

September 29, 2017 – New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas on Monday demanded that Analee Maestas resign from her position on the Albuquerque Public Schools board after she was accused of stealing from the charter school she ran. While Maestas maintains her innocence, Balderas said the appearance of impropriety shows she is unfit for her duties on the board of the largest school district in the state. Gene Grant and the Line panelist tackle this topic and debate whether or not Ms. Maestas should be forced to resign.

Line Panelists:
Dan Foley, former House minority whip
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Mary Hudetz, reporter for Associated Press
Sophie Martin, attorney