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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
AFT President Randi Weingarten and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) spoke at the Washington, D.C., launch of "Higher Ed, Not Debt," a new multiyear campaign advocating for affordable access to higher education for all, without the burden of debt or financial hardship.
AFT New Mexico, which represents over 23,000 educators and is one of the largest unions in the state, has announced statewide endorsements, including its endorsement of Howie Morales for Governor.
A Florida food service worker and AFT member was one of the witnesses at a hearing of the U.S. Senate Budget Committee on the minimum wage and other economic issues affecting individuals, families and communities.
New Mexico budget shows commitment to public schools
New Mexico educators are celebrating their recent success in pushing the state Legislature to support a positive agenda for the state's public schools.
Pushed to the wall after 18 months of bargaining for a first contract, 1,100 faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago went on strike Feb. 18 and 19. It was the first strike in recent memory at a research institution and, as such, generated a lot of media attention both in Chicago and across the nation.