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UPDATED: July 12, 2016 – In case you missed it – and as was revealed in court proceedings -- Secretary Skandera and Governor Martinez are planning to “change” the current evaluation system (currently under a court’s injunction) in order to implement the "new" evaluation model in August as our schools start a new year.
These superficial changes to the current system will keep VAM as a major part of the evaluation process – even as courts in other states like New York are ruling against VAM as a valid method of educator evaluations.
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AFT New Mexico Four Pillars:
Creating a World-Class Education System for New Mexico
A world-class education system stands on four pillars:
• Educator professionalism and respect,
• Students as individuals,
• The right to succeed, and
• Sufficient funding
AFT President Randi Weingarten on July 18 delivered a forceful case for Hillary Clinton, while hailing the 100-year-old union as a vehicle empowering our more than 1.6 million workers at the bargaining table and the ballot box.
The Michigan House of Representatives, ignoring fierce opposition from the Democratic minority, passed a dead-of-night financial aid package for Detroit Public Schools that had been twisted into a partisan screed against Detroit teachers and school employees.
In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten writes about the looming teacher shortage our public schools face and how we can address the challenge before it turns into a crisis.
As it gathers momentum, the movement to organize graduate assistants could well overturn old policies barring private college and university graduate workers from unionizing, and pave the way for guaranteed workers' rights in the future.