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The Line: Teacher Shortage Affects New Mexico

1219 Teacher Shortage

November 9, 2018 – Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists debate what needs to be done to address approximately 740 unfilled teacher positions in our state. Is it just a matter of pay, or is the shortage due to something deeper?

Line Panelists:
Michael Bird, public health consultant
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Cathryn McGill, founder/director, NM Black History Organizing Committee
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP

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