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2014 AFT Legislative Agenda

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

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AFT and other groups release new accountability framework

A broad-based group of organizations has released "A New Social Compact for American Education"—a groundbreaking rethinking of accountability that replaces the current paradigm of "test and punish" with a focus on what is needed to support and improve teaching and learning.

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Weingarten takes on critics of due process

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.

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AFT vows to fight back against attacks on teachers, unions

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.

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