Attorney General Gary King, a Democratic candidate in the governor’s race, blasted the Martinez administration Friday over plans to push legislation that would allow the state to hold back third-graders who can’t read at grade level. He offered his own funding plan to address the issue.
The same day, another gubernatorial candidate, Sen. Linda Lopez, D-Albuquerque, said if she is elected, she will put a stop to the controversial new teacher evaluation plan rolled out by Gov. Susana Martinez and Public Education Secretary-designate Hanna Skandera. And a third Democrat in the race, Sen. Howie Morales of Silver City, said he intends to propose his own initiative to address the reading challenges faced by the state’s elementary school students.
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