SANTA FE  – After all the drama, all the scalding criticism from opponents and impassioned praise from supporters, Hanna Skandera‘s official title remains the same.

She’s still the secretary-designate of the New Mexico Public Education Department – neither confirmed nor rejected by the state Senate.

Instead, the Senate Rules Committee, where confirmation hearings are held, failed on Monday to give Skandera a “do-pass” recommendation as all six Democrats on the committee voted no and all four Republicans voted yes.