Thursday, February 28, 2013

Skandera pt5 (confirmation hearing)

(feb 13, 2013)
original questions

i sent the following four questions to two news sites, the governor's office, the public education department, and some place called chiefs for change.

1. is "education chief" an official title for ms. skandera?
2. is "Secretary-designate at the New Mexico Public Education Department" an official title for ms. skandera?
3. does ms. skandera need to be approved by the legislature or some other body to become the official education secretary for new mexico?
4. how can an unconfirmed designate overrule the state Public Education Commission?

[Secretary- designate of eduation] is her correct title ... not acting education secretary ... not education chief ... education chief is just PR coming from the chiefs for change public-private partnership.

... PED responded on feb 14, 2013 and again feb 18, 2013 (see pts 2 and 3 at bottom) ...
[local news story]
Acting education secretary Hanna Skandera to get confirmation hearing Friday
feb 28, 2013

Until now, a hearing on Skandera’s confirmation had never been scheduled.

Skandera must be approved by the committee and then the Senate to earn the official title of secretary. [answer question 3]

If she is not confirmed, she would not be able to take the post or continue serving in the job. [answer question 4]
[local news story]
Senate Dems: Get past education rhetoric
feb 28, 2013

On the eve of a planned confirmation hearing for Secretary [designate] -of-Education designate Hanna Skandera, Democratic leaders of the Senate Thursday highlighted philosophical differences between their proposed education bills and those of Gov. Susana Martinez.

That hearing is slated for 8:30 a.m. Friday, March [1] [Senate Rules Committee] in the Roundhouse.
[governor's office]
February 28, 2013

Dear [me]:

Thank you for your recent correspondence regarding your concerns.  I appreciate you bringing this to my attention.

Given the nature of your inquiry, I have forwarded your letter to the Public Education Department, office of the Cabinet Secretary [Hanna Skandera].  This office can be reached at (505) 827-5800.

I trust that you will be hearing from the Public Education Department in the near future to help address your concerns.  Thank you again for contacting me and allowing me the opportunity to be of service.


Susana Martinez

... there it is in black and white (above) ... i asked the governor about the legality of hanna skandera's position and actions ... and the governor tells me to go ask hanna skandera ...

... so i will clarify ... it is NOT legal.

... notice that both the news sites and the governor's office waited until the night before to tell you anything ...
... they are not on your side ... any of them.
jon barela and susana martinez are pushing public-private partnerships under the new century jobs agenda during this 2013 legislative session and hanna skandera is part of the program ...

7 demands revealed (New Century Jobs Agenda)
see also:

media is in on it

Skandera pt 4 (HB 392)

Skandera pt 3 (PED responds again)

Hanna Skandera pt2 (don't need no senate)

Hanna Skandera (Secretary-designate)