Senate committee may hold summer hearing on Skandera

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  • sfobserver posted at 10:20 am on Tue, Mar 26, 2013.

    sfobserver Posts: 63

    Whether one likes Skandera's program is really irrelevant. Had the legislature voted on her confirmation in the first year, it would have only looked at her qualifications. If she so blatantly does not meet these qualifications then why have hours and hours of hearings on her actions since the confrimation? Just vote her out. These ongoing hearings orchestrated by Linda Lopez are obviously political. Please Sen Lopez stop wasting taxpayers money and instead look to overturn the (late) passage of a tax bill (beyond the noon hour) and work to help cities that are going to be hurt by the unexpected shortage of funds ( a real issue).

  • Gregorio Ambrosini posted at 5:54 pm on Mon, Mar 25, 2013.

    Ambro Posts: 38

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  • Carolyn Garcia-Martinez posted at 8:54 am on Mon, Mar 25, 2013.

    CarolynDM Posts: 564

    We know. This article has been up for going on three days, as have most of them and some even longer. If you're really going to start charging for this thing, keep it updated. Geeze.

  • WartyBliggens posted at 5:20 am on Mon, Mar 25, 2013.

    WartyBliggens Posts: 8

    The problem here is that Ms. Skandera is being forced to prepare her act for the circus instead of doing her job. It is another example of the depredations on productivity by micro-managing politicians, who really have not done jack to improve the livability and economy of this state for the people in years. I have never seen a more worthless crew in the Roundhouse or how strenuously they strive to sink to the low intellection and performance standards of the US Congress. Fortunately, Ms, Skandera has until 2014 to work before being fired by people who can't see beyond their terror change and innovation, during which she might add polishing her resume to the task of preparing for her next appearance in the circus.

  • DeanWest posted at 8:38 pm on Sun, Mar 24, 2013.

    DeanWest Posts: 8

    If Ms. Skandara was just a political hack, I wouldn't worry but she's much worse. She's the new face for private education corporations who want a chunk of the largest budget in the State in New Mexico. You know, those same Wall Street corporations that crashed the economy now want to educate your children. Unfortunately, for those vultures, it's never about the kids; it's only about the bottom line.

  • Sabine Strohem posted at 8:52 am on Sun, Mar 24, 2013.

    Sabine_Strohem Posts: 137

    Hear hear.

  • Sabine Strohem posted at 8:52 am on Sun, Mar 24, 2013.

    Sabine_Strohem Posts: 137

    Summer? Great. I hope educators from across the state SHOW UP for the hearings.

  • Jeff Carr posted at 8:10 am on Sun, Mar 24, 2013.

    CitizenKane Posts: 46

    I applaud Senator Lopez's due diligence in this matter. Until we take this position away from the Governor, no matter what party, and clarify qualifications, such as holding a New Mexico Administration License, which requires a minimum of six years in the class room, we will get stuck with political hacks.


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Feb. 26 — City of Las Vegas Day, Halls of History, Westside Rotunda, Performance at 12 p.m.

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Mar. 4 — Charter School Day at the Legislature Rotunda, Press Conference 12 p.m. - 1 p.m., Halls of History, Westside 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Mar. 6 — Asian American & International District Day, Rotunda, 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Mar. 21 — Session ends at noon

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