Statement by AFT NM President Stephanie Ly on Nov. 20th Day of Action

Nov. 21, 2013

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Press Statement by AFT NM President Ly regarding November 20 statewide day of action.

AFT NM President Ly Commends Educators’ Action; Criticizes Administration’s Record of Non-Support

On November 20, tens of thousands of educators across the state of New Mexico sent a unified message that they are ready to take back the time for teaching, joy of learning and professionalism in public education. 

Early learning: This is not a test

In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten writes about the necessity of making early childhood education a priority in this country.

Classified employees present at LESC

 

 

On September 19, 2013, eight educational assistants traveled to Clovis, New Mexico to testify to the Legislative Educational Study Council (LESC).  They were invited to tell their stories about the work that they do in the classroom and the need for living wages for classified employees.

‘I work as a nursing assistant...the work I do matters to the students who depend on my care and I do it because I love it but it is unfair that after 15 years of employment I earn only $15,000 a year,” said Kathy Sanchez a health assistant for APS.