Friday, July 19, 2013

skandera pt16 (NM Connections Academy)

e: ... the media are there to hide the truth ... the new mexico attorney generals office remains silent ... (156 days and counting) ... the whole system is in on it ...
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[local story]
Virtual school starts in NM this fall
jul 19, 2013

A virtual school for New Mexico students starts this fall. It's called New Mexico Connections Academy.

http://www.kob.com/article/stories/S3103064.shtml?cat=500
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[greenhorn post]
Skandera pt6 (her decisions are final)
mar 8, 2013

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

http://adventuresofagreenhorn.blogspot.com/2013/03/skandera-pt6-her-decisons-are-final.html
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(original questions)
feb 13, 2013

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 [Secretary-Designate of Education] overrule the state Public Education Commission?
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answers
1. Her official title is Secretary-Designate of Education.
2. Her official title is Secretary-Designate of Education.
3. 9-24-5. Secretary; appointment.
   Skandera don't need no Senate confirmation
4. 22-8B-7
   Secretary of Education is above PEC
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[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.”

http://www.santafenewmexican.com/Local%20News/030813PECruling#.UTot49amg3M
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e: ... 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 ...
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[local news article]
Skandera OKs online school despite opposition
feb 3, 2013

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

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

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apr 25        skandera self-appointment; governor appointment
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apr 23        email to NM AGO  
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apr 18        first article with "designate" missing [skandera pt13 (still waiting)]
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apr 5          [greenhorn post] skandera pt11 (HB 392 vetoed as forecast)
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mar 20       [greenhorn post] skandera pt7 (forecast: HB 392 veto)
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mar 20       AG request by Lopez (Senate Rules Committee; confirmation theater)
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mar 16       legislative session ended
mar 16       HB 392 passed senate
mar 1-16   confirmation theater
mar 1         District Court Judge Frank Mathew rules (Secretary of Education is above PEC);
                  [Answer: 22-8B-7]
mar 1         confirmation theater begins (Senate Rules Committee; Sen. Linda Lopez)
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feb 28        governor responds [go ask skandera; PED];[Skandera pt5 (confirmation hearing)]
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feb 19       PED responds [Skandera pt 3 (PED responds again)]
feb 14       PED responds [Hanna Skandera pt2 (don't need no senate)]
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feb 13       email to NM AGO
feb 13       email to governor
feb 13       email to PED
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[greenhorn post]
skandera pt15 (by appointment not confirmation)
apr 25, 2013

feb 13, 2013
e: ...4. how can an unconfirmed designate overrule the state Public Education Commission?

feb 13, 2013
AGO: ...As for your last question, that calls for a legal opinion that, as far as I know, has not been requested of this office by a state official.

apr 25, 2013
e: ... answer ... by [self] appointment not confirmation.

http://adventuresofagreenhorn.blogspot.com/2013/04/skandera-pt15-by-appointment-not.html