AFT NM President Meets with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan

For Immediate Release 9/9/2013 

Contact Stephanie Ly 505-463-4867

AFT NM PRESIDENT STEPHANIE LY MEETS WITH U.S. SECRETARY OF EDUCATION ARNE DUNCAN IN SANTA FE

Educators seek support for implementing the Common Core State Standards and Building a World Class Education System for New Mexico

AFT and NEA Deliver Letter to Secretary-Designee Skandera Requesting to Do What it Takes Before High-Stakes Testing

For Immediate Release   August 15, 2013            

                                                                                                                           

EDUCATORS ASK SECRETARY-DESIGNEE SKANDERA TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE OPPORTUNITY CREATED BY UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND DELAY HIGH-STAKES TESTING IN ORDER TO FULLY AND CORRECTLY IMPLEMENT THE COMMON CORE STANDARDS

Gallup-McKinley School Board Goes Back on Commitment to Bargain with Educational Assistants

 

On April 15th, the Gallup-McKinley County School Board voted 5-0 to voluntarily recognize that it would bargain with the District's 285 Educational Assistants (EA’s).  But the School Board had a different story for the New Mexico Public Employees Labor Relations Board (PELRB). After agreeing publicly to recognize the EAs as part of the union, the District put a halt to the process at the PERLB indicating that the EAs had not yet proven that they deserved the right to bargain collectively.

Four Pillars: Creating a World-Class Education System for New Mexico

For many years, the United States was revered as an education leader among nations largely because of three factors: our focus on educating the whole child, our access to universal secondary education and our success in expanding higher education opportunities beyond the elite class.

Today, however, other countries are taking the lead. Education experts note that this is not because the U.S. education system has gotten worse; rather, it is because our system has failed to evolve and respond to the challenges of our times.