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Intersection of Education and Politics in New Mexico

November 19, 2021 – The Line Opinion Panel dives into the debate over the state’s new proposed social studies standards. Panelists react to a breakdown of the standards from the Public Education Department, as well as public comment during a more-than 5-hour forum. Is there really as much opposition as some political forces would have you believe? Plus, the impact of the Yazzie-Martinez Lawsuit on these new standards.

Host: Gene Grant

Line Opinion Panelists:

Dede Feldman, former state senator

Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR

Dave Mulryan, founder, Everybody Votes

For More Information:

PED Social Studies Standards – PED Website

Draft of Proposed Social Studies Changes – PED Website

Trying to Understand the Fear of Critical Race Theory – New Mexico In Depth

Critical Race Theory Will Not Be Included in New Social Studies Standards – KRQE