In the coming days, governor-elect Michelle Lujan Grisham will take the first major step to fulfill her sweeping campaign promises on education – appointing a secretary to lead New Mexico’s troubled Public Education Department.
Robert Moore is an El Paso-based independent journalist who has covered Western states’ politics for 35 years.
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