Entries Tagged as 'education reform'

On the Education Front: Moving Front and Center, But Wounded From the Fight

February 17th, 2014 · No Comments · Education, NM Legislature

By Denise Tessier Education policy got the play it deserved in the Sunday morning Journal, at the top of the front page. “Education policy in focus at Roundhouse” no doubt was pushed over the top in terms of placement by the newsworthy coming together outside the Capitol Roundhouse of several hundred teachers and parents demonstrating […]

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Getting an Education of His Own

November 13th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Education, journalism, Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Albuquerque Public School Superintendent Winston Brooks got a three-day suspension from the school board for broadcasting inappropriate comments on Twitter last week, but that didn’t suspend publication of his monthly column from the Albuquerque Journal’s Education section this week. Brooks’ suspension, announced Friday, took effect Monday (Nov. 11) and ran three days, […]

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Setting the Record Straight on Hanna Skandera

March 8th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Education, NM Legislature, Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier The Albuquerque Journal finally ran a “For the Record” Friday (March 8) correcting two mistakes that were made in its editorial of a full week before (March 1). The editorial’s topic: support for confirmation of Hanna Skandera. The correction says the editorial,  “Skandera has earned New Mexico’s support,” was wrong in saying […]

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Graduation Numbers Get Attention, But Don’t Fully Explain What’s Going on in Education

January 31st, 2013 · 2 Comments · Education

By Denise Tessier Once again, Journal education reporter Hayley Heinz has gone beyond the staged announcements she dutifully reports in the Journal to delve further into what’s going on in the state’s schools. This time, she went farther on two fronts, one of which is especially significant. First, to her credit, Heinz followed up a […]

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Blog Goes Beyond Print to Debunk Myths on Education

January 15th, 2013 · 3 Comments · Education, NM Legislature

By Denise Tessier With education reform again on the to-do lists of both the governor and state legislators, it behooves those involved to be alert for outside agendas that might influence the discussion – and any outcomes that might result during this year’s legislative session. On Jan. 9, Journal education reporter Hayley Heinz did readers […]

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Journal Gives Discredited Heartland a Podium

September 6th, 2012 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier The Albuquerque Journal’s Op-Ed page at times is a virtual mine field for unsuspecting readers. Case in point is the recent letter, “Kids Should Have School Choice,” which among its five brief sentences contained this line: Public charter schools help break up the government school monopoly on tuition-free schools. Great Scott! Readers, […]

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More on Florida Education Plan: Just Bunk?

February 17th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier To follow up on posts by colleague Tracy Dingmann and myself on Florida’s education plan: Tracy is spot-on that the Journal’s editorial endorsement of the Florida plan is likely due to the fact that the plan is the darling of the Rio Grande Foundation. (And I agree that Leslie Linthicum’s reality-based UpFront […]

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The Florida Education Panacea

February 14th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier It’s good to see that the Sunday Journal (Feb. 13) put on its front page the criticism New Mexico educators had for a plan that would pay $152,000 to eight out-of-state consultants  — most of whom are policy wonks or communicators with no classroom experience — for advice on how to improve […]

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