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The Line: Student Test Scores And Teacher Evaluations

October 2, 2015 – New Mexico Education Secretary Hanna Skandera recently told local media that the Public Education Department expects a drop in student test scores when student scores from the PARCC test are released later this month. Also this week, a hearing on teacher evaluations continued in Santa Fe.The American Federation of Teachers New Mexico and the Albuquerque Teachers Federation filed a lawsuit earlier this year over the use of student scores in teacher evaluations.

This week’s Line opinion panelists tell us what they think about the ongoing debate over student scores and other news on the state of the education system in New Mexico.

Martha Burk, political psychologist and author
Viki Harrison, Common Cause New Mexico
Phil C. Marquez, Talk Radio, Inc.
Rob Nikolewski,