The Line: Governor Fires Secretary of Education Karen Trujillo

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July 26, 2019 – With less than a month before the start of a new school year, New Mexico is once again looking for someone to lead the Department of Education. Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced this week that she was moving forward on her “education moonshot” without Karen Trujillo, who had only been on the job six months. A lack of communication and sense of urgency about major education reforms were cited as the reasons for her dismissal. But, Trujillo says she had no idea the Governor was unhappy with her performance. Host Gene Grant and The Line panelists break down the decision, plus the surprised reaction of many lawmakers, educators and community leaders.

Line Panelists:
Diane Denish, Former Lt. Governor
Dave Mulryan, Everybody Votes Founder
Ed Perea, Lawyer and Public Safety Expert
Diane Snyder, Former State Senator

For Further Reading/Watching:

State Not Able to Implement K-5 Plus Program as Effectively as Expected, Santa Fe New Mexican

Concerns Expressed over PED Shake-up, Albuquerque Journal

Lujan Grisham Ouster of Trujillo Raises Questions, New Mexico in Depth

GOP Lawmaker Seeks Hearing on PED Shake-up, Albuquerque Journal

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