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Newspaper says PED used an imaginary system that never existed, and then marveled at the improvements.

News Date: 10 July, 2015

NEA-New Mexico filed an open records request asking the PED for documentation of PED claims that 99.8% of teachers were rated as meeting competencies under our old evaluation system. When the PED failed to comply, we filed a lawsuit in September 2014. Several months and a $485 fine against the PED later, we now know that the supposed teacher evaluation system that resulted in 99.8 percent of teachers being deemed "effective" was really not an evaluation system at all. Read the Deming Headlight's great editorial on our win and the PED's lame response. .....click here for more

Santa Fe teachers send state evals up in flames at protest

News Date: 04 June, 2015

About a dozen Santa Fe teachers showed up at Tuesday’s school board meeting to protest the recent state evaluations and other concerns, including noncompetitive wages and the burden that standardized testing places on students. .....click here for more

Silver City Administrators discuss teacher evaluations

News Date: 21 May, 2015

Silver City Sun-News article discusses teacher evaluation and refers to our lawsuit. .....click here for more

Silver City School Board Takes Courageous Stand on Teacher Evaluation

News Date: 21 May, 2015

Gus Benakis, associate superintendent of human relations and transportation, made a public statement about how the NMPED evaluations will not affect any teacher’s employment in the district. .....click here for more

John Oliver on Standardized Testing

News Date: 05 May, 2015

Must see segment from "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" on Standardized Testing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6lyURyVz7k .....click here for more


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