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Pearson, AIR, Common Core and Opt-Out Collide in New Mexico

After hundreds of New Mexico high school kids walked out of common core inspired, state-mandated tests last week in protest, a perfect storm of education policy manifested in a state district courtroom. Scathing Purple Musings referred to this same Associated … Continue reading

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New Mexico Senate Scraps Jeb Bush’s School Grade Formula

Jeb Bush’s Chiefs for Change continue to run into trouble with their implementation of his policies around the country. In New Mexico, embattled education boss Hanna Skandera is facing rejection. Meanwhile, the New Mexico senate voted to do away with the … Continue reading

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New Mexico Ed Boss – With Close Ties to Jeb Bush – Overrules State Commission in Favor of Another Bush Foundation Donor

From an Associated Press story in the Santa Fe New Mexican: New Mexico education chief Hanna Skandera, overruling the state Public Education Commission this week, will allow a new all-online charter school to open in the fall. The Albuquerque Journal … Continue reading

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What the Selection of Florida’s Next Schools Commissioner Will Tell Us

Gerard Robinson’s mysterious departure remains a blemish on Rick Scott’s record and an embarrassment for Jeb Bush. The ongoing collapse  of Bush’s massive accountability system is happening on Scott’s watch. Robinson was clearly never right for the job and his selection can be attributed … Continue reading

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