In New Mexico, Unified Front
New Mexico education groups that have not always seen eye to eye are uniting to lobby the legislature on education issues.
The Alliance for Education says that public schools in the state are "in crisis," and that the legislature must increase school funding. The alliance is made up of organizations representing school administrators, classroom teachers and teachers' unions, and elementary and secondary principals.
Its aim is to present "a unified front" before the legislature, the governor, and the state board of education, said its chairman, Mike Kakuska, principal of Los Lunas High School.--mw