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The Line: New Test, Familiar Results for New Mexico Students

NMiF: Aztec School Shooting

August 2, 2019 – In New Mexico, only about one third of public school students can read at grade level and about one fifth are proficient in math.  We’re coming out of eight years of Republican policies and, before that, eight years of Democratic policies. Current Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham outlined a “moonshot” of education goals, but when will we begin to see positive results?   Gene Grant and The Line panelists debate ways to improve student performance.

Line Panelists:
Michael Bird, public health consultant
Dan Foley, former state representative
Christine Sierra, UNM political science professor emerita
Harry Van Buren, UNM Anderson School of Management

For Further Reading:

Less than a third of New Mexico students test proficient  – Associated Press

Few NM students are proficient in English and mathKOAT

2019’s States with the Best & Worst School Systems WalletHub

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