“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
State New Mexico
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.
Las Cruces teacher Betty Patterson was among those who took Martinez to task for her degrading words against teachers. “The work of educating a new generation is so much more than ‘just a job,’ and educators deserve more respect from our governor.”
“The work of educating a new generation is so much more than ‘just a job,’ and we deserve more respect from our governor. The public should not be deceived”: teacher, NEA-NM President Betty Patterson
Thirteen of the 17 states where the majority of students come from low-income families are in the South. In Mississippi, 71 percent are low income, followed by New Mexico (68 percent), Louisiana (66 percent), Oklahoma (61 percent) and Arkansas (60 percent).
NEA President Dennis Van Roekel: “Congress must immediately pass a clean CR to ensure that the most vulnerable among us are no longer the victims of this current political stalemate and we can focus back on undoing the harmful effects of the sequester,”