Friday, February 20, 2015

New Mexico's Education Secretary, Hanna Skandera, has been confirmed by a 22-19 vote in the state senate.

The former deputy Education Commissioner for Florida under Governor Jeb Bush, Hanna Skandera was appointed by Governor Susanna Martinez in 2010, although the state senate is only now confirming her.  NM Senator Pete Campos (D-District 8) defended Skandera saying that her experience as the state's "Designate Education Secretary"qualifies her for the official position.  This is despite Skandera's unpopularity with New Mexico teachers and teachers' unions and reports of a lower education record for state since her appointment to the position.

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