I have taught for 27 years, I have served on the New Mexico Public Education Commission for 8 years and I have extensive graduate credit in Education Administration. Contrary to alternative facts our country ranks 26th in spending per child. We need to fully fund education per our NM State Constitution, implement universal Pre-K, pay our teachers what they are worth, end PARCC testing, end punitive/invalid evaluations and make our colleges of Education more rigorous.
With the governor's help I would like to head a task force made up of professional educators whose task would be to come up with a plan to improve our schools. I will use the 'Bully Pulpit' of the Lt. Governor's office to speak out for our state's children.