Sizzling air balloons take off from elementary faculties in Albuquerque
ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE) – There is controversy over proposed changes to the New Mexico Public Education Department’s curriculum for grades Kindergarten through 12. According to the PED, more than 60 teachers across the state have helped pass these K-12 standards for social studies revise, but New Mexico Republican Party insists that some of the proposed changes are biased.
The last time the state’s social study standards saw a major revision was about 20 years ago, and the PED said now is the time for another. “When we began this process, our overall goal was to establish culturally engaging standards of social study that focus on the knowledge, skills, and disposition that are critical to the acceptance of all students in New Mexico, all of them college, who Careers and citizenship are prepared, ”said Jacqueline Costales, the PED curriculum and teaching manager.