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.
State New Mexico
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.
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