A hand up is not a handout

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.

SENATE RULES COMMITTEE VOTES NOT TO CONFIRM HANNA SKANDERA AS EDUCATION SECRETARY

For Immediate Release                                                     Contact: AFT NM President Stephanie Ly

2/17/2014                                                                      

 

SENATE RULES COMMITTEE VOTES NOT TO CONFIRM HANNA SKANDERA AS EDUCATION SECRETARY

 

2/13/14

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.

February 15, Rally For Public Education

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 pustudentsfirstnm@gmail.com

 

HB 2 and HB 67 to House Floor

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!"