A bill recently proposed by New Mexico state Rep. Stephanie Maez (D-Albuquerque) would appropriate public money for the creation of a
“mobile shower” for the city’s homeless population. It follows similar projects in California and Arizona, but would be a true first in the U.S.
Standing up to standardized tests: Hundreds of students walk out
High schools throughout out New Mexico saw a massive walkout from students to welcome in the first day of testing under the state’s new
standardized test and more walk-outs are expected in schools over the
PARCC test Tuesday.
As promised, high school students in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Las
Cruces, Carlsbad, Hot Springs and other cities protested the new “PARCC”
test by walking out as classes began Monday morning. In Albuquerque,
the protests continued throughout the day with one of the largest
drawing several hundred at a west side high school.
Floris White Bull, Lakota, confronted a store clerk over selling fake warbonnets and racist t-shirts in Albuquerque, where the American Indian Higher Education Consortium Conference was held this year. Thanks to complaints by her and others, the shirts have been removed. The headdress is still available, however.