Wednesday, March 20, 2013

skandera pt7 (forecast: HB 392 veto)

forecast: governor will veto HB 392 ...

3 questions remain: how will it be announced that "the decisions of the secretary [designate] are final" ... that the New Mexico Connections Charter Academy is in ... and that Hanna Skandera (Secretary-designate) don't need no Senate (confirmation)?

... i saw only one story covering the judge's ruling, and even that came out a week after the fact ...
... i have seen dozens of stories about the confirmation hearings over a two week period of time  ...
... it was the cover up ...
... minimize the maximum ... and maximize the minimum ...
... the media is in on it ... the legislature and governor too ...
... they are all in on it.

mar 16 HB 392 passed senate
mar 1-16 confirmation theater (judge's mar 1 ruling more important)
mar 1 judge ruled (Secretary of Education is above PEC) [Answer: 22-8B-7]
mar 1 confirmation theater began

http://openstates.org/nm/bills/2013/HB392/
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HB 392

mar 15, 2013 senate passage
23 yes; 17 no; 2 other

mar 10, 2013 house passage
37 yes; 27 no; 6 other

http://openstates.org/nm/bills/2013/HB392/
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[greenhorn post]
Skandera pt6 (her decisions are final)
mar 8, 2013

[local news story]
Judge sides with Skandera in panel's appeal of charter school approvals
mar 7, 2013

The order issued March 1 by District Court Judge Frank Mathew says that under state law, the decisions of the secretary are final, and “members of the PEC have no authority to question them or appeal from them.”

... "the decisions of the secretary [designate] are final" ... the New Mexico Connections Charter Academy is in ... [me]

http://adventuresofagreenhorn.blogspot.com/2013/03/skandera-pt6-her-decisons-are-final.html
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[greenhorn post]
Skandera pt5 (confirmation hearing)
feb 28, 2013

[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."
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[local news story]
Senate Dems: Get past education rhetoric
feb 28, 2013

... "On the eve of a planned confirmation hearing" ...
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[governor's office]
February 28, 2013

... "I have forwarded your letter to the Public Education Department, office of the Cabinet Secretary [Hanna Skandera]" ...

http://adventuresofagreenhorn.blogspot.com/2013/02/skandera-pt5-confirmation-hearing.html
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[greenhorn post]
Skandera pt 4 (HB 392)
feb 23, 2013

... according to PED, Hanna Skandera (Secretary-designate) don't need no Senate (confirmation) and don't need no public education commission neither.

... HB 392 challenges that view.

... however ... current law 22-8B-7 [B] states ...

"If the secretary finds that the chartering authority acted arbitrarily or capriciously, rendered a decision not supported by substantial evidence or did not act in accordance with law, the secretary may reverse the decision of the chartering authority and order the approval of the charter with or without conditions.  The decision of the secretary shall be final."

... to me, it looks like all on-line schools are coming ... so are ppps ... the laws are there to allow it ... and yet, it is ILLEGAL...

http://adventuresofagreenhorn.blogspot.com/2013/02/skandera-pt-4-hb-392.html
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[greenhorn post]
Skandera pt 3 (PED responds again)
feb 19, 2013

PED answers

4. Answer: 22-8B-7 [don't need no public education commission]

http://adventuresofagreenhorn.blogspot.com/2013/02/skandera-pt-3-ped-responds-again.html
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[greenhorn post]
Hanna Skandera pt2 (don't need no senate)
feb 14, 2013

PED answers

1. Answer: Her official title is Secretary-Designate of Education.
2. Answer:  See number 1.
3. Answer:  9-24-5 [don't need no senate]

http://adventuresofagreenhorn.blogspot.com/2013/02/hanna-skandera-pt2-dont-need-no-senate.html
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[greenhorn post]
Hanna Skandera (Secretary-designate)
feb 13, 2013

(original questions)

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?

http://adventuresofagreenhorn.blogspot.com/2013/02/hanna-skandera-secretary-designate.html
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[local news story]
Skandera OKs online school despite opposition
feb 2, 2013

"New Mexico education chief Hanna Skandera, overruling the state Public Education Commission this week, will allow a new all-online charter school to open in the fall."

http://www.santafenewmexican.com/Local%20News/020213--VirtualSchools1stLd-Writethru#.URo1GR1JM3M