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Agency official takes heat over list of teachers’ emails

The director of a state public-records watchdog group as well as a teachers’ union head are upset about the recent revelation that state employees and computers at the Public Education Department were used to compile lists of teachers and their email addresses for Republican Gov. Susana Martinez’s political director, the New Mexican reports.
“This just goes to show that there are special rules for special people,” Gwyneth Doland, executive director of the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government, said Wednesday.
A May 2 letter, unearthed recently by a left-leaning political action committee, showed that Larry Behrens, spokesman for the state Public Education Department, emailed Martinez’s political director, Jay McCleskey, with lists of teacher emails — one that included all teacher emails listed on individual school sites and one with only the emails of teachers working at school districts without union contracts…

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