N.M.'s Acting Schools Chief Remains in Political Limbo
The New Mexico legislature has adjourned without confirming the appointment of Hanna Skandera as the state's schools chief, apparently thrusting her into another year of official limbo.
Ms. Skandera was appointed secretary-designate by Gov. Susana Martinez, a Republican, in January 2011 and carries out the duties of the state's K-12 chief. But opponents question her qualifications under the state's constitution, as well as her association with a controversial education advocacy group. They also allege misconduct about the education department's budget.
The regular legislative...
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