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Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Hanna Skandera’s Shameful Record and Callous Disregard for Minority Education

A companion piece to the video; ISPAC Dissects Hanna Skandera’s Record on Minority Education

Hanna Skandera has had over a year to demonstrate that she is fit to serve as New Mexico’s Education Secretary. She has failed to do so. Her top failure—she made no attempts to work with New Mexico’s minority and bilingual education community. It is not even benign neglect. It is pure disdain for our multicultural values.

Governor Susana Martinez, supposedly the national GOP’s bridge to Hispanic voters, seems to be perfectly fine with her choice of Hanna Skandera. Perfectly fine with allowing Ms. Skandera to run New Mexico public education by ignoring laws and the state constitution as they pertain to minority and bilingual education.

Read the companion piece to our video, Hanna Skandera and Minority Education: A Bad Mix on our website http://independentsourcepac.org/

Independent Source PAC Executed Director, Michael Corwin, stated, “that when it comes to minority and bilingual education Secretary Designate Skandera’s actions regarding minority education speak far louder than her platitudes.” From her “disregard for the Indian Education Act of 2003, her decimation of the Bilingual Education Bureau, her efforts to force English only on Spanish and Native American language speakers and her ignoring achievement gaps among racial and ethnic groups in her application for a No Child Left Behind Waiver, Skandera has shown she just does not get the importance of minority and bilingual education in our multicultural state”, Corwin said.

February 8, 2012 at 10:10 AM in Education, Hispanic Issues, Independent Source PAC, Minority Issues, Susana Martinez | Permalink

Comments

The link does not work.

Posted by: qofdisks | Feb 8, 2012 4:36:55 PM

thanks gofdisks for the heads up re the link it is fixed now. best to you

Posted by: Mary Ellen | Feb 9, 2012 9:02:43 AM

The flagrant right wing cronyism that is trying to usurp NM public education to greedy profiteers is the reason this state was denied federal exemption from the impossible objectives of NCLB.

Posted by: qofdisks | Feb 10, 2012 1:19:57 PM