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IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST, a non-profit organization, released thousands of emails today, some of which link Jeb Bush, Susana Martinez, and Hanna Skandera.

According to a Washington Post report, many of the emails go back and forth between Bush's private education reform foundation, Gov. Martinez, and Secretary of Education-designee Skandera.

What's the issue?

According to the emails, Bush's private foundation appears to be helping the governor and secretary-designee write New Mexico's education reform regulations, as well as draft education reform legislation, which may financially benefit private


Click here to view: Senate Majority Leader of State Legislature offers alternative view of New Mexico.

Sen. Michael Sanchez expresses his concerns regarding the Governor's 2013 legislative proposals to give even more public tax revenues to special private interests, as well as the richest 2-percent of New Mexicans and corporations.

In his "State of the State" address, Sen. Sanchez of Belen also reflects AFT New Mexico's concerns.

Too many public revenues going to private interests hurts education.

When New Mexico's state lawmakers are persuaded to give public tax revenues to private interests



Restored revenues
Revenues collected by the state are used to pay for New Mexico’s public education systems. Unfortunately, the amount of revenues invested by lawmakers in K-12 schools, colleges, universities, students, and education employees has declined dramatically in the last decade. To implement New Mexico’s constitutional mandate to sufficiently fund world-class education systems, lawmakers shall pass legislation to restore revenue generators by:

  1. Repealing exemptions which allow private special interests to not pay their fair share of gross receipts taxes.
  2. Restoring 2003 state

It's time to share your story with the New Mexico lawmakers who represent you and your family.

It's very important that you tell your state senator and representative your story of how five (5) years of education cuts have affected you, your family, your school, and your students.

Please tell your story as soon as possible.

The New Mexico legislative session begins January 15 in Santa Fe. During the session, your state senator and representative will vote on investing taxpayer dollars (revenues) in public schools, colleges, universities, students, and education employees.

Follow these steps to tel