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Students statewide walkout in protest of new tests. Here’s everything you need to know and the schools where that is happening.

Students across New Mexico are planning to walkout of classes Monday en masse to protest high-stakes standardized testing they say have little or no correlation to curriculum in the classroom but … Continue reading

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What is PARCC and why do our kids have to take it? Also known as: who gets paid and how much?

New Mexico is in the midst of a high-stakes testing showdown and its not just playing out between politicians in the Roundhouse. You see, every time a student takes a … Continue reading

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Naming names: These school districts are bullying parents into PARCC testing they can actually opt students out of

New Mexico is in the midst of a high-stakes testing showdown and its not just playing out between politicians in the Roundhouse. Students and parents in Santa Fe, Rio Rancho, … Continue reading

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Governor’s nasty letter costs NM $100,000,000 in health exchange funding; NMHIX staff scrambling to build a new exchange

A sharply worded letter from Governor Susana Martinez to the Secretary of Health and Human Services cost New Mexico almost $100 million in funding to build out and run our … Continue reading

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#NMLEG Progressive Bill of the Day | 03-04-15 (Senate Democrats Defeat TRAP Law)

While it was a horribly anti-progressive bill itself, a progressive victory was won last night as the Senate Public Affairs Committee tabled a sneaky anti-abortion bill that would have had serious … Continue reading

March 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

Sen. Howie Morales Fights to Raise All School Employee Salaries

State Senator Howie Morales has been in the news a lot lately. He’s been out in front on a range of education issues, including opposition to the controversial PARCC tests. … Continue reading

March 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Alan Webber Delivers a Call to Action

2014 gubernatorial candidate Alan Webber excited progressive passions during last year’s campaign, even though he didn’t receive the Democratic nomination. Alan Webber’s voice was a breath of fresh air on the New … Continue reading

March 4, 2015 · 2 Comments

#NMLEG Progressive Bill of the Day | 03-03-15 (How is Economic Fairness Faring?)

“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too … Continue reading

March 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

John Boehner just gave up. United Dem front defeats Tea Party insurgents in battle over immigration funding

It’s official. John Boehner gave up today. Roll Call, the DC-based newspaper reporting on Congress, reports that Republican House Speaker Boehner will allow his members to vote in a full … Continue reading

March 3, 2015 · 1 Comment

#NMLEG Progressive Bill of the Day | 03-02-15 [UPDATED]

[UPDATE]: Sen. Candelaria’s Carols Vigil Memorial Act passed the full Senate on Tuesday, March 3, on a 32-0 vote. With all the ongoing controversy about high-stakes testing and corporate education profiteering … Continue reading

March 2, 2015 · 2 Comments

What Happened in Santa Fe Last Week?

Last week was another busy one in Santa Fe, especially on the education front. Most of the most controversial and divisive bills from the Governor/House Republicans have now made their way … Continue reading

March 2, 2015 · 1 Comment

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