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TAKE BACK OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Take back the joy of learning, time for teaching and professionalism in public education.
On Feb. 15, 2014, parents, educators, students and community members will send a unified message to our elected leaders that it is time to take back the joy of learning, time for teaching and professionalism in public education.
Meet at the plaza in Santa Fe at 12:30.
We will march from the Plaza to the Roundhouse.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
HB 67 (Representative Stewart), the bill that increases the base pay for the 3-Tiered System to $40,000, $50,000, and $60,000 over the next five years, just passed through the House Appropriations and Finance Committee – UNANIMOUSLY!
The reason this passed unanimously: lawmakers are listening to educators!
HB 2 and HB 67 head to the floor tomorrow!
Take action! Contact your State Representative and tell them “Pass HB67 and HB2 with no amendments!"
Op-ed by Stephanie Ly, AFT New Mexico President
This session brings opportunity to pass a fair teacher evaluation system and stop the obsession with standardized testing.
Four Pillars: A World-Class Education System for New Mexico contains narratives from educators and research regarding what policies should be implemented to support public education in New Mexico.
Today HB 67 was ruled germane which means it will move forward for consideration in the House. HB 67 raises the minimum salary levels in the three-tier licensure system by $10,000 in each tier by 2018. The last time there was a raise to the three-tier salary levels was in 2007.
On the first day of session, the issue of education was front and center, but instead of discussing growing classroom sizes, increasing poverty rates and the struggles that our students and families face daily, Governor Martinez again focused on third-grade retention and rating teachers by student test scores.