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The Line: Students Protest Climate Change Inaction

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May 10, 2019 – Last Friday about 200 Albuquerque high school students walked out to demand action on climate change. This public outcry was just the latest demonstration of frustration with the inaction of decision makers. The walk-out came on the same day as the release of a widely covered United Nations study warning of the potential extinction of one million species, with serious quality of life consequences for this generation as a result. Meanwhile, students also voiced frustration over the Albuquerque Public Schools board’s decision to table—for nearly a year—proposed policy revisions on allowing schools to accept money from the National Rifle Association. Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss.

Line Panelists:
Michael Bird, public health consultant
Dan Foley, former state representative
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, Affirm, Inc.

For Further Reading:  

‘We need to get adults to stop Tweeting and start acting’ – by Laura Paskus, NM Political Report

Students walk out for change in climate policy – by Scott Turner, Albuquerque Journal

APS students push for decision on NRA – by Shelby Perea, Albuquerque Journal

The Line: Infrastructure Failing But More Teachers Improving In NM Schools

Line School Infrastructure

September 14, 2018 – A Searchlight New Mexico story examined failing infrastructure throughout New Mexico’s public schools. At the same time, reports also came out this week that more teachers were ranked as high-performing in PED standards for the last school year.

Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss both developments and what effect substandard facilities might actually have on both students and staff?

Line Panelists:
Dede Feldman, Former NM State Senator
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Serge Martinez, professor, UNM School of Law
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy & McCarthy, LLP