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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: NM’s Public Education Department And Failing Schools

1147 Line Ed Reform Legality

May 25, 2018 – New Mexico’s Public Education Department believes it knows the best way to fix four struggling elementary schools, three of which are in the APS district. But the Legislative Education Study Committee says the PED may not legally have the final say on any intervention plans. Is this actually a problem with the legislature and unclear state laws? Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists debate the issue and discuss options for addressing concerns in some schools.

For Further Reading:
State law on fixing failing schools is unclear  Albuquerque Journal

Line Panelists:
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Mary Hudetz, reporter, Associated Press
Sophie Martin, attorney
Zackary Quintero, J.D. candidate, UNM’s School of Law; community organizer; president, Young Democrats of New Mexico