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Posted: Sunday, November 24, 2013 6:45 pm | Updated: 6:26 pm, Mon Nov 25, 2013.

An Albuquerque district court judge rejected a petition to stop the Public Education Department’s continued implementation of a new teacher-evaluation system.

In issuing a written decision late Friday afternoon, Judge C. Shannon Bacon wrote that existing legislation does give the department the authority to create and impose an evaluation plan by executive force, noting that “the manner in which teachers are evaluated is a discretionary matter that may not be controlled by mandamus.”

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9 comments:

  • Pierce Knolls posted at 10:55 am on Tue, Nov 26, 2013.

    Mister Pierce Posts: 1640

    I think the Democrat controlled legislature likes having Skandera around as a scapegoat, otherwise wouldn't they have already had a confirmation vote and denied her the position? If Skandera is really bad for New Mexico, isn't it the legislature's fault that she hasn't been kicked out with a confirmation vote? Or are they afraid if they had a vote on it that Skandera might win confirmation?

     
  • Jennifer Bizzarro posted at 8:43 pm on Mon, Nov 25, 2013.

    Jennifer_Bizzarro Posts: 481

    Mr. Carr,

    According to a study conducted by 24/7 Wall Street, New Mexico is the 49th most mismanaged state in the nation. Horrible decisions seem to be our way of life, yet I think as long as Susana remains a "Martinez" we will be saddled with them.

    It is because the people of this state voted last name, not qualifications. Same thing will happen next year if no one better runs against her. Our children need to learn to READ so that this does not continue.

     
  • Jennifer Bizzarro posted at 8:12 pm on Mon, Nov 25, 2013.

    Jennifer_Bizzarro Posts: 481

    The legislature, Mr. Salazar, has not voted on her at all, yet they have had three years to do so. Perhaps they will consider the matter in this year, the fourth in La Tejana's reign of "Shock and Awe."

    No, wait. That was a different Texan.

     
  • Steve Salazar posted at 10:44 am on Mon, Nov 25, 2013.

    Steve Salazar Posts: 856

    Why hasn't the Senate voted no to confirm her?

     
  • Jennifer Bizzarro posted at 10:29 am on Mon, Nov 25, 2013.

    Jennifer_Bizzarro Posts: 481

    "No Child Left Behind" or "No Child's Behind Left" was just as lacking in thought as this non-plan. NCBL wanted children to be taught to test, not to actually learn.

    Skandera's non-plan wants teachers to learn to test.

    Both concepts are a "special kind of stupid" as the folks in Texas are wont to say.

     
  • Jennifer Bizzarro posted at 10:24 am on Mon, Nov 25, 2013.

    Jennifer_Bizzarro Posts: 481

    Let Skandera teach for three months and see how she does.

    Wait . . . she's not qualified to teach, is she? Then how is she qualified to lead teachers?

     
  • Steve Salazar posted at 9:58 am on Mon, Nov 25, 2013.

    Steve Salazar Posts: 856

    NCLB doesn't look so bad now, does it?

     
  • Todd Hansen posted at 8:53 am on Mon, Nov 25, 2013.

    tmusichans Posts: 11

    I am very much against this imposed legislation. I am not against being evaluated. Basing it so heavily on ONE TEST is ridiculous. Ms. Skandera . . . saying that I am not focused on my students adds insult to injury. I will continue to voice my opinion of this teacher evaluation system AND do my job with continued excellence. How about coming to a school and discussing this with teachers? Collaboration is essential in today's world. Imposing unfair legislation is not.

     
  • Jeff Carr posted at 7:35 am on Mon, Nov 25, 2013.

    CitizenKane Posts: 24

    What a horrible decision which has no basis in law and no respect for local control of schools.

     

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