News in Brief
Union Slams Plan to Give Teachers $100 Visa Cards
New Mexico's education department will present some 23,000 teachers with $100 Visa prepaid cards for use on classroom materials.
But the Albuquerque Teachers Federation sees the cards as a distraction from the state's new teacher-evaluation system and calls them an "insult to all educators," according to local media. Teachers also say the agreement they have to sign to get the cards puts their licenses in jeopardy if an out-of-state contractor concludes their purchases violate the agreement.
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