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Rally For Science Education 8:30 a.m. Today

on October 16, 2017 - 5:31am

Democratic Party of New Mexico News:

  • PED to Hold Hearing on Proposed Edits to Next Gen Standards that Omit Basic Scientific Principles

SANTA FE – New Mexicans will rally at 8:30 a.m. today in front of the Jerry Apodaca Education Building, 300 Don Gaspar Ave., in Santa Fe ahead of the PED hearing on proposed edits to Next Gen Science Education Standards to demand that the standards be adopted and implemented in their entirety.

This is a community event to stand up for New Mexico kids’ futures. Everyone is welcome to join those attending including parents, former astrophysicist Rabbi Neil Amswych, meteorologist David Craft, Executive Director of the National Education Association Charles Bowyer, New Mexico Science Teachers Association Spokeswomen Ellen Loehman, former Santa Fe Mayor and Sierra Club Rio Grande Chair David Coss, Earthcare Educator Ruby Lopez, League of Women Voters New Mexico President Meredith Machen, Children’s Trust Cherry Dzur and New Mexico Interfaith Power and Light Executive Director Joan Brown.

In September, Gov. Susana Martinez’s Public Education Department proposed changes to the New Mexico K-12 Science Standards that omit basic scientific principles. The omissions have the potential to put New Mexico kids at a competitive disadvantage and risk their future endeavors. 

Supporting groups: 

  • 350.org
  • Bernalillo County Democratic Party Strike Force
  • Citizens’ Climate Lobby
  • Climate Parents
  • Conservation Voters of NM
  • Democratic Party of New Mexico
  • Earth
  • Earth Care
  • Energy Foundation
  • Environment NM
  • Food and Water Watch
  • Moms Clean Air Force
  • National Center for Science Education
  • National Education Association- New Mexico
  • New Mexico Interfaith Power and Light
  • New Mexico Science Teachers
  • NM InterFaith Power and Light
  • NM Solar Energy Association
  • Retake Our Democracy
  • Santa Fe Citizens’ Climate Lobby
  • Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter
  • Temple Beth Shalom

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