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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.
In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten urges lawmakers to strengthen the rungs on America's ladder of opportunity.
For Immediate Release Contact: AFT NM President Stephanie Ly
SENATE RULES COMMITTEE VOTES NOT TO CONFIRM HANNA SKANDERA AS EDUCATION SECRETARY
Call and email members of the Senate Rules Committee today and tell them to VOTE NOT to recommend the confirmation of Secretary-designate Skandera. Our education system should be led by qualified and experienced educators who respect students, parents, educators and our communities. We need leadership that acts in the interest of students, not private companies!
AFT NEW MEXICO PRESIDENT STEPHANIE LY CALLS ON THE GOVERNOR AND HOUSE REPUBLICANS TO ENGAGE IN MEANINGFUL COMPROMISE AND STOP HOLDING UP THE STATE BUDGET OVER FUNDING FOR FAILED REFORMS.
Wednesday, the House moved House Bill 2 back to the House Appropriations and Finance Committee (HAFC), where Republicans will have another chance to reach a meaningful compromise and allow the budget process to move forward.