Skandera reportedly considered for education job in Trump administration

Dec 16, 2016 by

Hanna Skandera, New Mexico’s public education secretary, is under consideration for a top education job in President-elect Donald Trump’s administration, according to a report in Politico.

Skandera, who has sparred with teachers unions and drawn criticism for her support of the PARCC standardized testing system, is reportedly in line for a job as education deputy secretary or undersecretary.

Skandera told the Associated Press two weeks ago she had not been approached about a job in the Trump administration, but that may have changed.

In August, Skandera said she was encouraged by signs of progress in New Mexico’s K-12 education system, although the state typically scores poorly on measures related to public education compared to other states.

“New Mexico’s progress has been good overall, particularly among districts that embrace reform,” Skandera said. “I’m very encouraged. On all measures, we are seeing the improvements.”

Source: Skandera reportedly considered for education job in Trump administration | Albuquerque Journal

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