DPNM Statement on Skandera Resignation

New Mexico – Today, Vice Chair of the Democratic Party of New Mexico and special education teacher Neomi Martinez Parra released the following statement on the resignation of Republican Governor Susana Martinez’s Public Education Department Secretary Hannah Skandera: 

“This is good news for New Mexico kids and teachers. As an educator and a parent, I know New Mexico’s education system has taken a hit under the Republican education agenda—our state is dead last in education, teachers don’t have support and are leaving the profession, and parents are tired of excessive testing. 

“Though this is a positive development, we must not forget that it is the Republican Governor’s policies that continue to take away the opportunity of a quality education from our children—it will take years to recover. 

“We urge the Martinez-Sanchez administration to change course and work with Democrats to improve education, support our educators, and make New Mexico a great place to raise a family.”