Hanna Skandera, New Mexico’s public education secretary, is reportedly under consideration for a top education job in President-elect Donald Trump’s administration.
Politico reported Friday that Skandera, who has sparred with teachers unions and drawn criticism for her support of the PARCC standardized testing system in New Mexico, could be offered a job as education deputy secretary or undersecretary of the department. Skandera told The Associated Press two weeks ago she had not been approached about a job in the Trump administration, but that may have changed. A Skandera spokesman declined to comment Friday.
The New Mexico education secretary – a staunch supporter of charter schools – toured one such school at Jemez Pueblo on Friday with U.S. Education Secretary John B. King, Jr.