Tag Archives: PED secretary

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: Education Reforms

1230 Ed Reform Bills

January 25, 2019 – There’s an avalanche of education proposals in the Roundhouse this year, as lawmakers look to fix parts of the education system found lacking in the Yazzie/Martinez vs. State of New Mexico lawsuit. Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists debate a flurry of those bills, and late-breaking news about the new nominee to lead the state Department of Education.

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:
Democrats split on charter school cap in New MexicoRobert Nott, Santa Fe New Mexican
Districts onboard with a longer school yearShelby Perea, Albuquerque Journal
Lawmakers review bill to fix New Mexico’s education system Rachel Knapp, KRQE Media
Governor appoints Karen Trujillo as new PED secretaryDan Boyd, Albuquerque Journal