Teachers federation head visits NM

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ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The head of the American Federation of Teachers was in New Mexico on Tuesday to talk about improving the state’s education system.

Randi Weingarten met with local AFT leaders, teachers, parents and community members. She and many other educators are concerned about increasing class sizes, decreasing diversity in curriculums, controversial teacher evaluations and student testing. But she and many others agree the key is focusing on early childhood education.

“I am honored to join our state affiliate, to join Stephanie, to be a foot soldier on Martin Luther King’s birthday day in the fight for social and economic justice and that starts with providing kids early childhood education,” said Weingarten.

She is also visiting Santa Fe where she will meet with Santa Fe Mayor David Coss and educators getting ready to lobby at the upcoming legislative session.

Education reform is expected to be a top issue.

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