- Associated Press - Friday, January 9, 2015

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez says he remains against a Gov. Susana Martinez plan to end social promotion in New Mexico schools.

The Belen Democrat wrote in an opinion piece Thursday that student retention should be based on teachers’ assessments, not reading test scores. Sanchez also says studies show that retained students are more likely to drop out of school.

He says Public Education Secretary Hanna Skandera isn’t listening to teachers’ concerns.

His comments come after Senate President Pro-tem Mary Kay Papen said last week she thought Senate Democrats and Martinez could come to an agreement on education reforms.


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide