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7:55 am
Thu November 7, 2013

Gov. Martinez Rips School Official For Twitter Comments

Credit Office of the Governor

Gov. Susana Martinez is calling out Albuquerque Public Schools Superintendent Winston Brooks over his social media remarks about Martinez's education secretary, and Brooks is apologizing.

Brooks had suggested in Twitter comments to a KOAT-TV reporter Tuesday at a town hall meeting in Moriarty that Skandera "head for the livestock truck."

KOAT reports that Winston then tweeted "Moo, moo, oink, oink!!"

Martinez said Brooks should be ashamed of himself. The governor said women shouldn't be treated that way, and she demanded that Brooks apologize.

Brooks did apologize, saying his tweets were a display of sick humor.

Brooks and other educators have been at odds with Martinez's administration over the state's new teacher evaluation.

Skandera called Brooks' Twitter comments "disparaging and disappointing."

Information from: KOAT-TV. 

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