Free Education Policy from Teacher Union Officials

Alan Hill comments on teacher union power in education policy, especially in New Mexico, in the Albuquerque Journal.  Hill has worked for the North Carolina Department of Education, as well as in an education capacity for both Apple and an Indiana non-profit.

Gov.-elect (Michelle Lujan) Grisham recently announced her 31-member team charged with overhauling the state education initiatives instigated by Gov. (Susana) Martinez’s administration. Six of those team members are to be New Mexico teacher union executives.

As they begin their deliberations, I would hope they could all agree the purpose of our public schools is to educate children. Therefore, everything about our schools – how they are staffed, funded and organized to fulfill their mission – should be decided with the best interests of children in mind.