From 1999: Republican Wanted To Consider Privatizing UNM Law School

Back in 1999, ultra right wing State Senator Rod Adair put through a memorial to look into privatizing the UNM School of Law. A typical solution from the Republican Right, privatize everything. Check out Adair’s website for a look at his extreme right wing politics.

From http://www.nmlegis.gov/sessions/99%20Regular/memorials/senate/SJM026.html

SENATE JOINT MEMORIAL 26

44TH LEGISLATURE – STATE OF NEW MEXICO – FIRST SESSION, 1999

INTRODUCED BYRod AdairA JOINT MEMORIAL

REQUESTING THE COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION TO STUDY THE FEASIBILITY OF PRIVATIZING THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO SCHOOL OF LAW.

WHEREAS, the university of New Mexico school of law has a faculty of thirty and a student body of about three hundred forty, providing one of the smallest faculty-student ratios in the country, but has a budget of about five million one hundred thousand dollars ($5,100,000); and

WHEREAS, the concept of converting publicly operated schools to privately operated schools is gaining acceptance nationwide;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO that the commission on higher education study the feasibility, implications and potential savings and costs to the state and its taxpayers of privatizing the university of New Mexico school of law; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the commission report its findings to the appropriate interim committee by November 1, 1999; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this memorial be transmitted to the executive director of the commission on higher education.

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About elloborojo

Okay, as the subtitle states, this is a notebook from what I call a New Mexico diaspora (look up diaspora if you are asking). I was a former resident of New Mexico, now living elsewhere, but New Mexico is still my homeland. To get more in touch with your homeland one must be away from it. This is my attempt to understand it. I was a former anti-militarism activist in the Albuquerque area. Still believe that United Snakes militarism is the greatest threat to the world, as do the majority of the worlds population. Uncovered much information about the ties in New Mexico, but never processed it all. This blog is an attempt to do that. Also hope it may come of use to others with similar interests.
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