Schools in New Mexico, Arizona and Maine are already poorly funded. Now they face further setbacks.
State New Mexico
Many people do not view the immigration in Trump’s us-versus-them world view, especially when it comes to students and their families.
The presidential election set off a firestorm of anxiety in schools, and in response districts are being increasingly vocal about protecting the rights of students.
Educators and superintendent to determine best ways to provide more time for authentic learning.
“I’ve seen education go from child centered to test centered. Educators need to get more involved outside of their classrooms and school buildings.” — NM retired educator Becky King
With the ascendance of social media and citizen journalists, the trend of anti-educator, anti-union “news stories” and editorials has become all too prevalent.
The Secure Rural Schools Act, offering millions to struggling rural communities, is close to winning an extension from Congress
Right-to-work advocates, such as Walker, ALEC and the Koch brothers, contend the policy creates jobs. Research shows right-to-work lower wages and benefits, and weakens workplace protections
While charter school operators in those states are not alone in their questionable, if not legally suspect, conduct and practices, a common denominator is the inaction of governors.
By popular demand – More governors selling out students and schools.