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  • Hundreds oppose program, teacher cuts at Northern New Mexico College

    From left, Northern New Mexico College staff members James Biggs, Patricia Perea, Annette Rodriguez, Crestina Quintana and Gilbert Sena, shown Thursday at the Española school’s Joseph M. Montoya Adminstration Building, say their contracts were not renewed for the 2014-15 school year, and they suspect the decisions were due to retaliation over their complaints about. Clyde Mueller/The New Mexican

Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2014 11:00 pm

Hundreds of people have signed a petition urging the state Higher Education Department to reject Northern New Mexico College’s budget for 2014-15 in protest of the school’s decision to cut several popular programs, faculty members and a child care center.

It is the latest sign of unrest at the troubled Española college, which has faced accusations of financial mismanagement and poor leadership during the past few months as it wrangled with budget constraints.

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