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Goodbye PARCC, Hello SAT | The Line

1317 Line Bye PARCC Hello SAT

October 25, 2019 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel debate the New Mexico Public Education Department’s choice of the SAT college entrance exam to replace the PARCC test as the benchmark for juniors in the state’s public high schools. The Line panelists also discuss how best to align testing with Common Core standards and 21st century skills.

Line Panelists:
Martha Burk, political psychologist and women’s issues expert
Sophie Martin, attorney
Cathryn McGill, NM Black Leadership Council
Diane Snyder, former state senator

For Further Reading:

SAT Chosen as NM’s Official AssessmentAlbuquerque Journal

Education Dept. to Use SAT as High School AssessmentSanta Fe New Mexican

New Mexico Adopts SAT as Requirement for High School JuniorsAssociated Press

Education Secretary-Designate Ryan Stewart Announces SAT As New Mexico’s Official High School AssessmentLos Alamos Daily Post

SAT ‘Adversity Score’ Is Abandoned in Wake of CriticismThe New York Times

Educating America: The Big Business of the SATCNN

The Line: Legislative Session Off And Running

1230 Tone of Legislature

January 25, 2019 – A fast pace is setting the tone for the first full week of New Mexico’s legislative session.  But, not everyone is onboard with the “rocket docket” strategy of streamlining some bills, arguing a lack of transparency, among other objections. Speaker of the House Brian Egolf also says that this year they plan to scale back on things like memorials, in favor of binding legislation and budget decisions.  Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss these developments and also look at Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s possible use of executive orders like her decision to end the controversial PARCC test.

Line Panelists:
Martha Burk, political psychologist and women’s issues expert
Justine Fox-Young, former state representative
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Eric Griego, former NM state senator

For Further Reading:
The majority’s obligation to the minority voiceBill Soules, for NMPolitics.net