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Lawmakers on Education

Education Lawsuit

August 2, 2019 – Producer Matt Grubs sits down with Rep. Alonzo Baldonado and Sen. Mimi Stewart to discuss the aftermath of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s recent dismissal of Public Education Secretary Karen Trujillo. Lawmakers from both parties have asked for a deeper explanation of her firing. Both Stewart and Baldonado sit on the Legislative Education Study Committee and give an assessment of the state of education.

Rep. Alonzo Baldonado, (R) New Mexico House of Representatives
Sen. Mimi Stewart, (D) New Mexico Senate

The Line: New Test, Familiar Results for New Mexico Students

NMiF: Aztec School Shooting

August 2, 2019 – In New Mexico, only about one third of public school students can read at grade level and about one fifth are proficient in math.  We’re coming out of eight years of Republican policies and, before that, eight years of Democratic policies. Current Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham outlined a “moonshot” of education goals, but when will we begin to see positive results?   Gene Grant and The Line panelists debate ways to improve student performance.

Line Panelists:
Michael Bird, public health consultant
Dan Foley, former state representative
Christine Sierra, UNM political science professor emerita
Harry Van Buren, UNM Anderson School of Management

For Further Reading:

Less than a third of New Mexico students test proficient  – Associated Press

Few NM students are proficient in English and mathKOAT

2019’s States with the Best & Worst School Systems WalletHub