The Despicable Rally

By: Rae Arnett More than 1000 New Mexico educators, parents, and students rallied at the Roundhouse Thursday afternoon according to Santa Fe Public Schools. With the hundreds of participants marching, chanting, and holding signs, it is hard not to believe the Governor and members of New Mexico’s state senate and congress did not hear the displeasure of their constituents. The rally started off with marching around the roundhouse and chanting “save our schools” and “no more cuts”. One woman in an upper level office at the roundhouse actually closed her…

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New Mexico’s Education Enigma

By: Rae Arnett Education has been a hot topic in national news since Betsy DeVos was confirmed as Secretary of Education. Concerns about DeVos and how she will fund the public school system and what, if anything, she will change are prominent on social media; almost as prominent as the memes about how unqualified she is to hold the office. Education has been a tense subject in New Mexico for years. Lack of funds and increased testing standards have made educating the youth more difficult, and for a small salary.…

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JeffCo Schools Update

In Jefferson County, CO, hundreds of high school students are walking out of classes to protest proposed changes to the school district’s history curriculum. JeffCo board member Julie Williams’s proposal calls for the formation of a committee “to review curricular choices for conformity to JeffCo academic standards” and goes on to state that “[m]aterials should not encourage or condone civil disorder, social strife or disregard of the law.” The full text of the proposal is available via JeffCo’s boarddocs.com account. Williams gave a statement on Tuesday in which she expressed…

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