Martinez talks up education plans

Martinez talks up education plans

There are 8 comments on the Las Cruces Sun-News story from Aug 12, 2010, titled Martinez talks up education plans. In it, Las Cruces Sun-News reports that:

Republican gubernatorial candidate Susana Martinez told a group of teachers here Thursday she would take money from the educational bureaucracy in New Mexico and put it into classrooms.

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Hemingway

Albuquerque, NM

#1 Aug 13, 2010
This is just my opinion about Ms. Susana Martinez's so-called education reform!

The New Mexico Turn Around and its candidate Susana Martinez espouse the views of Dr. Matthew Ladner. Dr. Ladner is the Vice President of Research at the Goldwater Institute in Phoenix, Arizona. Ladner focuses on various "school choice" issues including school vouchers, charter schools, race and special education issues at the Goldwater Institute. Go to New Mexico Turn Around website - school choice is the operative word. Dr. Ladner supports charter schools, vouchers, tax credits, and online education to provide students and families with greater choice. Here is an article on his views:

http://educationnext.org/demography-as-destin...

Read Reform Lessons from Florida on Overcoming Achievement Gaps by Matthew Ladner and Vicki Murray.

Unfortunately the adoption of this "school choice" by Arizona has hurt the General Fund of Arizona. This article shows the pros and cons of school choice.

http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2009/1...

The more you read about School Choice the more you realize that it eliminates equal opportunity for disadvantaged families. In the end, it gives them a poorer education because they still cannot afford private schools despite scholarships, etc., and it drains money from public schools - the only real option for our poorer residents. The biggest problem with School Choice is that it ends up creating a two-tiered system - the one for the rich and one for the poor. The theory of school choice is to create competition between schools, and therefore better them. This is untrue. Public education will be the loser. There should be no losers in education. New Mexican should be wary of Ms. Martinez's program disguised and dressed up as education improvement! More privates schools are the goal.



Rob

El Paso, TX

#2 Aug 13, 2010
Hey Susana, quick tests so teachers can see scores quicker....... What a great idea!!! Oh wait teachers have been doing this for the past 15 years. They are called short cycle asseents and are a staple for schools all across the country.

This is the problem! You have politicians trying to fix sething they know nothing about! Do se home work before you speak please!

“Freedom is never free”

Since: Jan 09

El Paso, Texas

#3 Aug 13, 2010
I'm slightly confused.

She said that high schools should prepare students for college, the work force, or the military???

Here it is right here:

"the high school experience so it's a clear path to college, the military or the work force"

I'm sorry, call me crazy, but haven't schools for the longest time have certain academic courses, AP courses and other higher academic classes to prepare kids for college? Hasn't every school district had some form of tech school to prepare kids for certain vocations?

And I'll be damned if not every high school has an ROTC program.

So exactly what the hell is she talking about?
Still Standing

Albuquerque, NM

#4 Aug 13, 2010
I wonder how long it will take corndog to hop onto this topic. He always comes to her defense. It's sickening.
Ants Marching

Las Cruces, NM

#5 Aug 14, 2010
Hemingway wrote:
This is just my opinion about Ms. Susana Martinez's so-called education reform!
The New Mexico Turn Around and its candidate Susana Martinez espouse the views of Dr. Matthew Ladner. Dr. Ladner is the Vice President of Research at the Goldwater Institute in Phoenix, Arizona. Ladner focuses on various "school choice" issues including school vouchers, charter schools, race and special education issues at the Goldwater Institute. Go to New Mexico Turn Around website - school choice is the operative word. Dr. Ladner supports charter schools, vouchers, tax credits, and online education to provide students and families with greater choice. Here is an article on his views:
http://educationnext.org/demography-as-destin...
Read Reform Lessons from Florida on Overcoming Achievement Gaps by Matthew Ladner and Vicki Murray.
Unfortunately the adoption of this "school choice" by Arizona has hurt the General Fund of Arizona. This article shows the pros and cons of school choice.
http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2009/1...
The more you read about School Choice the more you realize that it eliminates equal opportunity for disadvantaged families. In the end, it gives them a poorer education because they still cannot afford private schools despite scholarships, etc., and it drains money from public schools - the only real option for our poorer residents. The biggest problem with School Choice is that it ends up creating a two-tiered system - the one for the rich and one for the poor. The theory of school choice is to create competition between schools, and therefore better them. This is untrue. Public education will be the loser. There should be no losers in education. New Mexican should be wary of Ms. Martinez's program disguised and dressed up as education improvement! More privates schools are the goal.
Excellent post!

“Freedom is never free”

Since: Jan 09

El Paso, Texas

#6 Aug 14, 2010
justice is just a choice wrote:
I'm slightly confused.
She said that high schools should prepare students for college, the work force, or the military???
Here it is right here:
"the high school experience so it's a clear path to college, the military or the work force"
I'm sorry, call me crazy, but haven't schools for the longest time have certain academic courses, AP courses and other higher academic classes to prepare kids for college? Hasn't every school district had some form of tech school to prepare kids for certain vocations?
And I'll be damned if not every high school has an ROTC program.
So exactly what the hell is she talking about?
Dang I will be the first to admit I was wrong.

Seems Denish made that statement. So I apologize to Martinez supporters. I erred and I admit I was wrong. So I guess neither I nor Martinez know what were talking about :-D
Chip

El Paso, TX

#7 Aug 18, 2010
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People of New Mexico:

We do have rethink Susana Martinez.

Hometown girl with many ethical questions.

This story for one with the notifications. Funny how it was hidden for about 5 years. The answers from her campaign are of legal jargon. It is questionable when you see the facts on your own.

First Susana Martinez is democrat. Then Republican for a gubernatorial race. She is following the money. Follow your beliefs instead of changing with the power of the wind. This alone makes me doubt her ethics, morals, and beliefs.

She uses cases which are sensitive to the public to advance her status. Why can't she stand on her own merits without sensationalizing certain cases.

These hurt the families involved in the cases that are still hurting. The guilty parties are away. Let the victim rest in peace along with the others who still grieve.

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Chip

El Paso, TX

#8 Aug 18, 2010
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Susana Martinez:

If you want to be seriously considered reevaluate your strategy - NOW!

You keep running commercials sensationalizing certain cases. If you really cared about the cases then quit using a victim to advance your cause.

Stop IT NOW!

Doubt you really cared - Now that you have to resort to advertising the case.

Thought you felt for the victim or people of certain cases. This is Not an action of a considerate person. It is wrong.

You are using it to advance yourself politically. This is wrong.

Did these individuals have to be victims for you to sensationalize for the political ambitions you have?

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