One of the bills getting a lot of attention at the legislature this year would end the practice of letting governors appoint bureaucrats to run the state’s Public Education Department.   Instead, voters would get to vote on a Constitutional amendment creating a state board of education.  This note from the bill’s sponsor, Sen. M. Padilla:

Friends:
Senate Joint Resolution 2, my legislation designed to take politics out of public education, return the classroom back to the teacher, and put professional educators in charge of public education in New Mexico will be heard in its first committee hearing tomorrow, Friday, January 31, at the state capitol building in room 321, at 9:00 AM.

As promised, I want you to know when my legislation is being heard, so that you can attend and make public comments about the legislation, or you can watch online.

Your participation and real world description of how legislation will affect real people is invaluable, and I invite you to join me for this hearing.  There will be a time following my presentation of the legislation for public comment.

This legislation was prefiled in early December, and will be amended, by me, to include additional language, to further strengthen what it is designed to accomplish.

Click here for my legislative web site.
In Your Service,

Michael Padilla
Senator
New Mexico District 14

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