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State of New Mexico
Office of the Lieutenant Governor

JOHN A. SANCHEZ

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 3, 2017

Contact: Vincent Torres

(505) 476-2250

vincent.torres@state.nm.us

Lt. Governor John Sanchez Applauds House Rejection of Legislation to Limit School Choice
 

SANTA FE – Last night, the House of Representatives rejected House Bill 46 (HB 46) – legislation that would have imposed a two-year moratorium on new charter schools. Lt. Governor John Sanchez released the following statement applauding the House Republicans and three Democrats who voted to defeat the bill:
 
“I want to commend the House of Representatives for voting down this measure,” said Lt. Governor Sanchez. “Prohibiting the creation of new charter schools would have been a step in the wrong direction when it comes to improving our education system in New Mexico. Families need more choices in education, not less, and parents deserve the right to pursue the best available opportunities for their children. Some of our New Mexico charter schools rank among the best-performing schools in the country and we should continue to support their efforts to prepare our students for college and career success.”
 
HB 46 was defeated on a 34-34 tie vote.

 


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