For Democrats, education is one of our core values that will help build a better future for all New Mexicans.
New Mexico Democrats:
- Support full funding for schools; rejected in Governor Martinez’s budget.
- Support improving evaluation systems for teachers and students.
- Support Early Childhood Education-K-3+ programs, with an emphasis on targeting schools that need more resources to improve.
- Took Merit Pay out of state budget and away from PED Secretary-Designate from rewarding her friends and put the money back into public schools.
In addition, the Democratic Party of New Mexico supports the student loan reform overhaul, signed into law by President Obama in 2010. This law ended government subsidies to big banks and made college more affordable to thousands of New Mexicans.
All New Mexicans want a good education for their kids and grandkids. Democrats have stepped up and have presented common sense solutions that parents, teachers, educators, as well as our kids can understand and support.
Governor Martinez is concerned with glossy photo-ops and pushing failed, partisan agendas while ignoring the proven ideas that parents, teachers and educators endorse and support.
These individuals serve on the front lines every day, performing their jobs in a professional and dignified manner, within the communities where they live and work.
Thank you to all parents, teachers and educators for all the hard work and dedication you give to our students. It’s priceless.