2018 Legislative Session- ATF Powerpoint & Bill Tracker

Members,

Please keep in mind that by the time you receive this information, bills will have already moved through different committees. This information is meant to be an overview of bills moving through the Legislature and what they entail.

Click here to download the Powerpoint & Bill Tracker


ATF Timeline of Workload Advocacy Issues & Supporting Docs

Dear members,

During the February Fed Rep Meeting, Ellen presented a timeline of workload advocacy efforts leading Superintendent Reedy's agreement to form a district "Instructional Council" made up of APS admin and ATF union leaders.

Click here to download all relevant documents. Please share them with ATF members only.


ATF Teacher Leadership Foundation Gauges Interest in Educator-Led Conference

The ATF Teacher Leadership Foundation (ATF-TLF) remains committed to supporting teachers in deepening their understanding of teaching and learning; enhancing their abilities as leaders; promoting and enhancing professionalism; engaging teachers in professional conversations; and supporting student learning.  One strategy we're considering is offering the first of its kind annual conference for educators by educators.

The conference will be organized by ATF-TLF  and volunteers.  The revenues from the conference would be reinvested back into the Foundation's flagship programs.  Programs such as Great Practical Strategies, National Board Certification Support, Dossier Support, Career Pathway Support, Managing Behaviors Workshop Series, and Dial-A-Teacher.

We want to gauge interest in the conference.  Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts and ideas.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HZHWXWW


February is Black History Month

This February, start your Black History Month lesson planning with Share My Lesson’s expanded collection. You’ll find lessons, worksheets and activities to teach your preK-12 students about key events and individuals whose accomplishments continue to influence us today.

You'll also get ideas and resources for integrating African American history and culture into all aspects of the yearlong curriculum including features for literature, history, biographies of notable Black Americans, film, music, art, migration/immigration, the struggle for civil rights both past and present, racism and current events.

https://sharemylesson.com/collections/black-history-month


#Metoo: A Movement for K-12

The #MeToo and #MeTooK12 movement is an opportunity for schools to reflect on how to address issues of consent, sex education, relationships and undoing a pervasive culture of silence. Here are curated resources to help educators with critical conversations and lesson planning, as well as school procedures and policies.

https://sharemylesson.com/collections/me-too-movement-k-12


What Ever Happened to Those Bills?

Are you wondering what ever happened to all of the bills we were tracking during the 2018 Legislative Session? We've uploaded a document for your reference! As of the publishing of this post, we have yet to see which bills the Governor will sign. She has until tomorrow to either put her signature on legislation or "pocket veto" it by refusing to sign.

Download our 2018 ATF Legislation Chart of bills that were passed or failed during the Session.


ATF Acts! 10 Days of Legislative Actions

5 Days Left! Beating Back Bad Bills & Supporting Ethnic Studies!

February 11, 2018

Stalled in Committee: House Bill 219 – “Adjunct” Teachers in Our Schools

This afternoon, members of the House State Government, Indian, and Veterans Affairs Committee rejected the latest attempt to deprofessionalize teaching.

HB 219, carried by Reps. Monica Youngblood (R) and Rebecca Dow (R) and supported by the NM PED, would use our students as guinea pigs for a pilot program that allows unlicensed people to become teachers in middle and high school. To boot, these unlicensed adjuncts would be considered contractors, would not be eligible to join their union and could be fired at any time- perpetuating the problematic revolving door of educators in students' lives.

Year after year, we oppose this bill. We believe our students deserve well-prepared professionals. We should be creating an environment in New Mexico that attracts (and retains!) educators who make a career commitment to educate our students, not one that treats our careers as a hobby.

While technically not tabled, several attempts from supporters to move the bill out of this committee failed, dimming its chances to be heard again in 2018. We will keep HB 219 on our radar until the end of the legislative session.

We would like to thank members of the HSIV Committee who stood with New Mexico educators this afternoon: Chairwoman Georgene Louis, Rep. Andres Romero, Rep. Wonda Johnson, and Rep. Rudy Martinez!

ACTION!
Support Senate Joint Memorial 20- Volunteer School District Ethnic Studies

Over the last few years, ATF has been working alongside our partners at UNM, APS and in the community to create Ethnic Studies in all of our high schools. We wholeheartedly support Senator Linda Lopez's (D) bill that would bring together stakeholders from across the state to develop a plan to implement Ethnic Studies in our schools statewide.

This bill will be heard in Senate Education tomorrow, Monday! Send a message to members of the Senate Education Committee letting them know you support Senate Joint Memorial 20 (Lopez).

Sen. Bill Soules, bill.soules@nmlegis.gov
Sen. Michael Padilla, michael.padilla@nmlegis.gov
Sen. Candace Gould, candace.gould@nmlegis.gov
Sen. Bill O'Neill, oneillsd13@billoneillfornm.com
Sen. John Pinto, email not listed
Sen. Mimi Stewart, mimi.stewart@nmlegis.gov
Sen. James White, james.white@nmlegis.gov
Sen. Craig Brandt, craig.brandt@nmlegis.gov
Capitol Switchboard: 505-986-4300


6 Days Left! Republicans Backtrack, Propose Imaginary Raises

February 10, 2018

Realizing their initial attempt at House Bill 310 was sub-par, House Republicans scrambled to amend their bill that, originally, would have rendered our AFT New Mexico lawsuit invalid and would have given PED free-range to decide who advanced in licensure levels.

In an attempt to revive the bill, the sponsors amended it—limiting it to disproportionately increasing beginning teachers pay and turning the $5 million merit-pay provision to “recruitment” incentives”. The unfunded bill will make great sound bites during the upcoming election. Our message to them: We see through you.

House Republicans conveniently forgot to appropriate any money for their imaginary raises in HB310. They also neglected to work with the folks on the appropriation committee, making their "raises" lip-service, at best.

The unfunded and divisive bill was tabled.

We've already heard that Ruszkowski's "Teach Plus" group has demonized the House members who voted to table the bill. They voted to table because they know campaign slogans and divisive tactics are not good policy.

This union will always stand up for everyone in our bargaining unit, not just a select few. The AFT New Mexico press release below has more details.

ACTION

Reply to this email with your message of support for the Legislators who held the line with us.

A huge thanks you goes out to the following Representatives:

Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard (D)
Rep. Andres Romero (D)
Rep. Tomás Salazar (D)
Rep. Deborah Sariñana (D)
Rep. Sheryl-Williams Stapleton (D)
Rep. Christine Trujillo (D)
Rep. Linda Trujillo (D)


7 Days Left! A Day full of victories!

February 9, 2018

SB119- Increase Teacher Minimum Salaries carried by Sen. Mimi Stewart (D) passed the Senate Finance Committee. This bill would raise teacher salary minimums to $36K, $44K, $54K.

HB210- School Academic & Reading Improvement Plans (aka Third Grade Retention) carried by Rep. Monica Youngblood (R) was defeated in the House Education Committee this morning. As educators, we know that not all students learn at the same rate and that research has never shown that retention helps students. In fact, students who are retained in third grade are more likely to drop out of school, only fueling the school-to-prison pipeline. Students need funded, quality intervention help—not retention.

HB180- School Data Collection and Class Goals carried by Rep. Larry Larrañaga (R), Rep. Bobby Gonzales (R) and Rep. Monica Youngblood (R) was also defeated in the House Education Committee. This bill is based on Think New Mexico’s “study” that suggested that we could solve our funding problems by rearranging school budgets and cutting administration. The bill and the study interferes with local autonomy and implied that we could solve our school funding problems without additional revenue.

HJR1- Land Grant Fund Distributions carried by Rep. Moe Maestas (D), Rep. Javier Gonzales (D) and Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard (D) passed the Senate Education Committee today. This bill would allow voters to decide whether or not they want to use part of the Public School Permanent Fund to fund early childhood education in New Mexico.

In the meantime… AFT New Mexico is busy ensuring that raises beyond the minimums are equitable for all school employees, meaning our Support & Related folks as well as our teachers.

Keep engaged throughout the rest of the session. We’ll soon need to act on the budget (HB2) before the session is over!


8 Days Left! Your Action Stopped VAM from Becoming Law & Stopping More Bad Bills…

February 8, 2018

Update on HB177!

Thanks to the hundreds of educators who acted quickly against HB177 this morning, we sent an strong message to the House Consumer & Public Affairs Committee: We stand together in opposition to imbedding the flawed evaluation system in law. Because of the overwhelming response, the Committee tabled this bill, meaning it is now dead!

Together, we defeated this bill. This is what union solidarity look like.

Tomorrow

HB210- School Academic & Reading Improvement Plans (aka Third Grade Retention) carried by Rep. Monica Youngblood (R) will be heard again in the House Education Committee. If you have not spoken out against it already, you still have time. Let’s kill this bill.

As a reminder, this is a zombie bill that keeps coming back to the Legislature. We know that retaining third graders is a punitive measure that has never been proven to support students. Students who are retained in third grade are more likely to drop out of school, only fueling the school-to-prison pipeline. Students need funded, quality intervention help—not retention.

HB310- Increase Certain Teacher Salaries carried by Rep. Alonzo Baldonado (R), James E. Smith (R) and Sharon Clahchischilliage (R) will be heard tomorrow in the House Education Committee.

This bill is an underhanded attempt to render our AFT New Mexico Lawsuit against the evaluation system invalid by eliminating the words “highly objective uniform statewide standard of evaluation” from the current law. This would give PED free-range in deciding who advances in licensure and what criteria they need to advance. This bill would raise pay for first year teachers and nobody else and would make merit-pay a reoccurring line item.

Email the House Education Committee to speak out against BOTH of these bills.

Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard (D), stephanie.garciarichard@nmlegis.gov
Rep. Andres Romero (D), andres.romero@nmlegis.gov
Rep. Alonzo Baldonado (R), alonzo.baldonado@nmlegis.gov
Rep. Jim Dines (R), jim.dines@nmlegis.gov
Rep. Jimmy Hall (R), jimmie.hall@nmlegis.gov
Rep. Rick Little (R), Ricklittleforrep@gmail.com
Rep. Dennis Roch (R), denroch@hotmail.com
Rep. Tomás Salazar (D), tomas.salazar@nmlegis.gov
Rep. Deborah Sariñana (D), debbie.sarinana@nmlegis.gov
Rep. James Smith (R), jim@jimsmithnm.com
Rep. Sheryl-Williams Stapleton (D), sheryl.stapleton@nmlegis.gov
Rep. Christine Trujillo (D), christine.trujillo@nmlegis.gov
Rep. Linda Trujillo (D), linda.trujillo@nmlegis.gov
Capitol Switchboard: 505-986-4300


9 Days Left: Divisive Teacher Licensure Bill, “Right-to-Work” Victory & 3rd Grade Retention… Again

February 7, 2018

HB210- School Academic & Reading Improvement Plans (aka Third Grade Retention) carried by Rep. Monica Youngblood (R) was rescheduled to be heard on Friday in the House Education Committee. If you have not spoken out against it already, you still have time. As a reminder, this is a zombie bill that keeps coming back to the Legislature. We know that retaining third graders is a punitive measure that has never been proven to support students. Students who are retained in third grade are more likely to drop out of school, only fueling the school-to-prison pipeline. Students need funded, quality intervention help—not retention.

SB179/HB169- Employee Preference Act (aka “Right to Work”) carried by Senator Stewart Ingle (R), Rep. Larry Scott (R), Rep. James Townsend (R), Rep. Greg Nibert (R), and Rep. Bob Wooley (R) was defeated in both the House and Senate! Say bye-bye to this harmful practice of busting unions, lowering wages and eroding security… until Legislators and corporate interests bring it back next session!

Tomorrow, February 8, 2018

HB177 Level 3 Teacher License and Salary carried by Reps. Rick Little (R) & David Adkins (R). This bill would create a “Level 4” Teacher Licensure that would pluck teachers out of the classroom and create quasi-administrative positions for them based on PED’s arbitrary evaluation system.

It’s critical that members act on this bill. Tell the House Consumer & Public Affairs Committee to vote NO on HB177. Let them know that it’s divisive to pit educators against one another by giving special status and increased pay to some based on a flawed evaluation system.


House Consumer & Public Affairs Committee
Rep. Eliseo Lee Alcon, Eliseo.alcon@nmlegis.gov
Rep. Patricia Roybal Caballero, pat.roybalcaballero@nmlegis.gov
Rep. Deborah Armstrong, Deborah.armstrong@nmlegis.gov
Rep. Bob Wooley, bobwooley66@gmail.com
Rep. Monica Youngblood, monica@mynmstaterep.com
Capitol Switchboard: 505-986-4300


10 Days Left: 3rd Grade Retention, Right to Work, Vouchers & Raises for Our Colleagues

TODAY, Tuesday, February 6, 2018

SB179- Employee Preference Act (aka “Right to Work”) carried by Senator Ingle (R) will be heard in the House Labor and Economic Development Committee… again. Versions of this bill have failed to pass in the New Mexico Legislature over the last seven years, however, we are taking nothing for granted. We know that “Right to Work” bills lower wages, erode security, and are a tool to bust unions.  SB 179 is the first of two RTW bills being heard this week in Santa Fe. HB 169 – identical to SB 179 – will be heard on Wednesday in House Labor and Economic Development Committee.

SB57- School District Personnel Salaries (aka Raise the minimum wage to $16/hr for classified employees)
 carried by Senator Ivey-Soto (D) will be heard in the Senate Finance Committee today. This would raise the minimum wage for our colleagues, (EA’s, secretaries, custodians, etc.) to $16 per hour starting in July of 2019 and then index that salary to increases in the Consumer Price Index. We know that classified staff are integral parts of every student’s educational success, and believe a full time employee shouldn’t make poverty wages. SB57 passed along party lines earlier this session in the Senate Education Committee, and will be heard in the Senate Finance Committee today.


TOMORROW, Wednesday, February 7, 2018

HB210- School Academic & Reading Improvement Plans (aka Third Grade Retention!)
 carried by Monica Youngblood (R) will be heard in House Education on Wednesday. This is a zombie bill that has kept coming back to the Legislature for seven, long years. We know that retaining third graders is a punitive measure that has never been proven to support students. Students who are retained in third grade are more likely to drop out of school, only fueling the school-to-prison pipeline. Students need funded, quality intervention help—not retention. Thanks to your union and your advocacy throughout the years, this bill has never passed. We need to make sure it never does!

HB240 & HB241-Conform Income Tax Act to Federal Changes (aka Tuition Tax Credits and Vouchers!) 
carried by Dennis Roch (R), Rebecca Dow (R) and Carl Trujillo (D). These bills were created under the guise of aligning NM State law with Federal tax exemptions for 529 plans, which allow tax breaks for families when saving for college. ATF agrees that all families that save for college should get tax exemptions, however, these particular companion bills include tuition tax credits for K-12 private schools (also known as vouchers!). As a state, we made a commitment to fund K-12 public education. This bill would only deepen the divide of inequity in our state by allowing folks who can afford to send their children to private K-12 institutions to evade paying more in taxes that are meant to support our public schools.

Take Action Today. Email/Call/Tweet the members of the House Education Committee! Ask them to vote NO on HB210School Academic & Reading Improvement Plans (aka Third Grade Retention!) and NO on HB240 & 241 Tuition Tax Credits and Vouchers. Tell them why you stand in opposition and why they should, too!

Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard (D), stephanie.garciarichard@nmlegis.gov
Rep. Andres Romero (D), andres.romero@nmlegis.gov
Rep. Alonzo Baldonado (R), alonzo.baldonado@nmlegis.gov
Rep. Jim Dines (R), jim.dines@nmlegis.gov
Rep. Jimmy Hall (R), jimmie.hall@nmlegis.gov
Rep. Rick Little (R), Ricklittleforrep@gmail.com
Rep. Dennis Roch (R), denroch@hotmail.com
Rep. Tomás Salazar (D), tomas.salazar@nmlegis.gov
Rep. Deborah Sariñana (D), debbie.sarinana@nmlegis.gov
Rep. James Smith (R), jim@jimsmithnm.com
Rep. Sheryl-Williams Stapleton (D), sheryl.stapleton@nmlegis.gov
Rep. Christine Trujillo (D), christine.trujillo@nmlegis.gov
Rep. Linda Trujillo (D), linda.trujillo@nmlegis.gov
Capitol Switchboard: 505-986-4300


2018 Legislative Session Update

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February 2, 2018
The Budget Passes the House and Other Bills to Watch

House Bill 2, The Budget- House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed House Bill 2 by a vote of 65-3. This is a critical sign this budget has the momentum to pass in the State Senate and be sent to the Governor for her signature. We will continue to advocate strongly for HB 2 as it moves to the Senate Finance Committee, and then eventually to the full Senate for a vote.

As a reminder House Bill 2 includes funding for:

·     $61 Million in new money for education, which represents a 2.3% increase,

·     Increased funding for early learning, Pre-K and K3+ programs,

·     Lower “below-the-line” allocations for PED’s program slush fund,

·     $2,000 raises to the three-tier minimum teacher salary schedule (raising minimums to $36,000, $44,000, and $54,000 for Tiers I-III, respectively.)

·     2.5% raises for certified teachers,

·     2% raises for all classified and certified (non-teacher) employees,

·     1% increase for Higher Education budget through the Higher Education funding formula,

·     2% raise for Higher Education employees,

·     Restoration of swept transportation and instructional materials funding

AFT New Mexico supports this budget as it is written, but we are still pursuing an additional .5% salary increase for classified educational employees and certified (non-teacher) educational employees as this bill moves to the New Mexico State Senate.

House Bill 86, Carried by Rep. Dennis Roch, this bill would extend the life cycle of a school bus from 12 years to 15 years of service. AFT New Mexico opposes this bill, as do many school districts, bus safety inspectors, and bus maintenance personnel. Proponents of this bill claim it will result in a cost savings for school districts, however, we believe the potential safety risks and additional maintenance expenses are not worth it. Instead, we should increase funding for transportation so that busses are replaced on a cycle that allows for maximum safety for both students and transportation personnel.

HB 86 narrowly passed the House Education Committee on Wednesday with six Republicans voting for the bill and five Democrats voting against. The bill travels next to the House Appropriations and Finance Committee, and we will continue to speak out against it.

ACTION: E-mail the Senate Education Committee in FAVOR of Senate Bill 57

SB 57, carried by Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto would raise the minimum wage for classified educational employees to $16 per hour starting in July of 2019 and then index that salary to increases in the Consumer Price Index. We know that classified staff are integral parts of every student’s educational success, and believe a full time employee shouldn’t make poverty wages.

Please CLICK HERE and send a note to the members of the Senate Education Committee letting them know that classified employees are worth $16/hour and the importance of the work they perform every day in our places of learning!

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January 30, 2018
House Bill 2 Moves to Floor of House of Representatives Tomorrow!

This morning the House Appropriations and Finance Committee advanced House Bill 2, the State Budget for Fiscal Year 19 our of their committee and to the entire House of Representatives. Stay engaged as this bill progresses!

This important vote will occur tomorrow evening, and House Bill 2 includes funding for:

  • $61 Million in new money for education, which represents a 2.3% increase,
  • Increased funding for early learning, Pre-K and K3+ programs,
  • Lower “below-the-line” allocations for PED’s program slush fund,
  • $2,000 raises to the three-tier minimum teacher salary schedule (raising minimums to $36,000, $44,000, and $54,000 for Tiers I-III, respectively.)
  • 2.5% raises for certified teachers,
  • 2% raises for all classified and certified (non-teacher) employees,
  • 1% increase for Higher Education budget through the Higher Education funding formula,
  • 2% raise for Higher Education employees,
  • Restoration of swept transportation and instructional materials funding

AFT New Mexico supports this budget as it is written, but are still pursuing an additional .5% salary increase for classified educational employees and certified (non-teacher) educational employees as this bill moves to the New Mexico State Senate.

We want to thank the leadership of Rep. Patricia Lundstrom and Rep. George Dodge for their leadership during the budget-crafting process and for ensuring that New Mexico’s public education system is receiving its fair share of funding through this year’s budget and for working to increase New Mexico’s ability to attract and retain the best qualified educators possible for our schools and institutions of higher education.

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January 26, 2018
20 Days Left – Unanimous Votes to Raise Salaries & Convert Sick Leave to Retirement Credit

House Bill 85, carried by Rep. Dennis Roch, the Superintendent for Logan Schools, would allow all educational employees who are active participants in the Educational Retirement Board (ERB) to use accrued sick leave towards retirement service credit. Rep. Roch correctly recognized that all educational employees should be able to benefit from prioritizing attendance and service to New Mexico Public Schools. AFT NM supports this bill, and it passed with unanimous support of the House Education Committee. It next will be heard in House Appropriations and Finance Committee.

Senate Bill 119, carried by Sen. Mimi Stewart, would codify into law minimum salaries for educators who are within the 3-tier system to $36,000 for Level I; $44,000 for Level II; and, $54,000 for Level III. This bill is important for at least two reasons. While Level I salary minimums have been increased recently to $34,000, this amount is not in law, but has instead been implemented through rule. Second, raising Level II and III minimum salaries, while not yet where they need to be, makes an effort to retain our more veteran educators in public schools. Importantly, the Legislative Education Study Committee has endorsed this bill, and the increases are included in the current Legislative Finance Committee budget that will be voted on later during the session. (Currently Senate Bill 119 only addresses certified educators, but AFT NM is pursuing salary increased for all other classified employees through Senate Bill 57 as well as seeking a 2.5% raise through the Legislative Finance Committee’s budgetary process.) AFT NM supports this bill, and it passed unanimously in the Senate Education Committee this morning.

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January 24, 2018
22 Days Left – Senate Takes Action on School Funding & Sexual Assault Training

Today, the Senate Education Committee passed Senate Bill 25, carried by Senator Howie Morales, which would increase the tax places on packages of cigarettes by $1.50 per pack, and also designates e-cigarettes as taxable tobacco products. AFT New Mexico supports this bill, as it will generate an estimated $89 million in new revenue for New Mexico public schools.

The bill will now go to the Senate Corporations and Transportations Committee for an additional hearing.

A second bill, which passed the Senate Education Committee this morning, was Senate Bill 31, carried by Senator Mimi Stewart, which would allocate funding for the purpose of training educators and administrators in recognizing and reporting suspected instances of sexual assault and abuse in public schools. AFT New Mexico supports this bill, and it will be heard next in the Senate Finance Committee.

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January 23, 2018
23 Days Left – House Education Committee Passes Early Childhood Education Legislation

Even though many committees are still organizing, the House Education Committee tackled an important piece of legislation aimed at closing the funding gap for New Mexico’s earliest learners.

HJR 1: This Joint Resolution, if passed, would ask voters in the State of New Mexico to vote on whether or not the School Permanent Fund should be utilized to expand access for early childhood education in the State of New Mexico and increase K-12 funding and higher education funding for two school years through disbursements from the interest earned on the fund. Should this Joint Resolution pass both the House and the Senate, it would not require the signature of the Governor, as it would go to the voters for ultimate approval during the 2018 general election. AFT NM supports increased funding for universal early childhood education, and we believe the K-12 education and higher education funding must be stabilized. It passed the House Education Committee yesterday on a 7-6 vote.

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Happy 56th Birthday to ATF!

In February of 1962, our union, the Albuquerque Teachers Federation was chartered as AFT local #1420... and we've come a long way, baby!

We've made incredible gains in the last 56 years, from a few teachers interested in affiliating with the American Federation of Teachers, to winning collective bargaining rights away from the NEA in 1979, to the largest local union in the state today!

View our accomplishments timeline and you'll see that every right we have today is a result of fighting for it yesterday!

We wouldn't have been able to build our collective strength without membership gains!If you haven't yet, become a member of your union. If you are a member, tell your colleague about our gains and invite them to join our movement!

Be part of our collective activism as we work tirelessly to move forward on all that we have been chartered to accomplish under Article II of our Constitution.

Article II of our ATF Constitution states what we have been chartered to:

  • Obtain for all members of the bargaining unit the salary and working conditions essential to the best professional service.
  • Obtain for all teachers the rights and respect to which they are entitled.
  • Encourage the coordinated action of teachers and community in creating the most productive learning environment in our schools.
  • Expose and fight discrimination in education toward any individual or group on the basis of sex, creed, color, race, national origin, sexual orientation, age or political activities and beliefs.
  • Promote the welfare of children by providing equal educational opportunity for all.
  • Encourage cooperation with workers of other unions to promote better working conditions for all.
  • Advance teacher decision-making power in the administration of schools.
  • Promote the process of democracy in the schools, which will enable teachers to better equip their pupils to take their places in the economic, social, and political life of the community.
  • Promote political action for the benefit of teachers and other working people.
  • Promote and support the professional growth and development of educators by continually providing information and learning opportunities about educational issues.

ATF President Ellen Bernstein Featured on Eye on New Mexico

Last week, ATF President Ellen Bernstein sat down with KOB 4 to talk about the 2018 legislative session. Over the course of the interview she hit on issues important to the quality of our work as educators including the need for adequate school funding and the need for a more systematic approach to quality support in our workplace.

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