The Yellow Brick Road Back to School
Coronavirus, masks and computer screens line the path to Emerald City
APS teachers and school staff return to school on Aug. 5 to prepare for online and in-school teaching, and learning in a sanitized and safe setting that includes social distancing and wearing face masks. While safety must be the main consideration, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to school reopening.
New Mexico Civil Guard draws on unarmed protestors
After a Sunday evening gathering against violence toward BIPOC from police, unarmed people were threatened by armed individuals. As things stand now, there is absolutely no evidence that justifies a gun to have been pulled, pointed and potentially discharged. Yet New Mexico Civil Guard is still out there, uninhibited by anything or anyone.
State Auditor says the City Councilor Klarissa Peña spent too much money on a trip; Michelle Lujan Grisham told reporters that she’d be willing to accept a role in Biden’s cabinet and as governor has extended a public health order that limits public gatherings through August.
The Importance of Social Media Literacy
Spotting bad actors in social movements
People’s lives can be immensely impacted by what is shared on social media, as we’ve seen here very recently when the New Mexico Civil Guard, the local right-wing militia that has deputized themselves as armed peacekeepers, posted the home addresses of two members of The Red Nation last week on their public Facebook page. So how do you tell the difference between a genuine member of a movement and a bad actor looking to phish you?
Welcome Back, Now Get to Work!
Councilors return to tackle helping Burque businesses
City Councilors faced down a packed Zoom agenda with no end in sight to the COVID pandemic, and many questions of how to help the city’s struggling businesses and residents were hanging in the virtual air.
New Mexico News
What's The Buzz With Charter Schools?
School choice important during the pandemic
Have a kid with a passion for foreign languages? How about a flair for the media or digital arts? Maybe a budding flamenco dancer? Or a young Einstein or a novice Marie Curie? Here in New Mexico there are 96 public charter schools that offer unique, top-rated educational opportunities for students with all kinds of passions.
New Mexico News
School will open in-person day one, no masks required
Legacy Church Academy, a private school centered around the namesake church, has announced that it will be doing in-person classes from day one of school reopening, and that it will not be enforcing masks.
It Feels Like Facism
Words of protestor abducted in July hit home for local citizen
What does fascism feel like? Deep, deep grief.
Mask It or Casket
Believe you’re exempt from a mask? Think again.
What's the deal with maskholes?
Odds & Ends
Funny because being called fat on Facebook happens to someone else.