Education Town Hall Wednesday Night In Las Cruces

Dec 18, 2013

Credit State Senator Bill Soules

  KRWG-TV is hosting a town hall meeting tonight on public education.  

Educators across New Mexico have expressed great concern over the mandated increase in standardized testing….and plans to use test results as the biggest single factor in teacher evaluations.

Bill Soules is a teacher at Onate High School in Las Cruces…and he’s also a state senator.  Soules says…he’s not pleased by those changes.  But in a recent interview with KRWG News…he said some proposed initiatives do offer hope….including a focus on early childhood education and restoration of funding for public schools.

Senator Soules will be part of the panel at tonight’s town hall…which will also include a representative from the Las Cruces Public Schools and the local teacher’s union president.   We’ll also hear from a representative of the League of Women Voters of Greater Las Cruces….our partner in tonight’s event…The League completed an extensive study of public education.

The town hall is free and open to the public….join us tonight at 7pm in our Milton Hall studios on the New Mexico State University campus.