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AFT NM’s 2014 LEGISLATIVE AGENDA
RECLAIMING THE PROMISE OF A WORLD-CLASS EDUCATION SYSTEM
A World-Class Education System stands on four Pillars: Professionalism and Respect; Students as Individuals; the Right to Succeed; and, Sufficient Funding. We must address each of these pillars to build the strong education system that will allow our students to achieve their potentials.
Pillar 1: Professionalism and Respect
One rotten apple at Time magazine—specifically, the cover of an upcoming issue about teacher tenure—is generating lots of anger and activism among AFT members and our friends and allies.
The AFT is challenging the assumptions of a new report from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute on school support staff, which suggests that the increase in the number of these employees is "adding more hands, but not necessarily more value."
AFT President Randi Weingarten appeared on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" television show to make the case for teachers' due process rights, to correct widely held misconceptions about the teaching workforce, and to clarify that problems tied to evaluation are often mislabeled as due process issues.
AFT convention delegates unanimously passed a special order of business—recommended by the executive council—to fight back against attacks on unions and teachers like Vergara v. California and Harris v. Quinn, and to fight forward to reclaim the promise of America.
AFT President Randi Weingarten kicked off the AFT national convention in Los Angeles by outlining a bold plan to both fight back and fight forward to reclaim the promise of America and create economic and educational opportunity for all.