Since first igniting in West Virginia earlier this year, teachers have walked off the job in Oklahoma, Kentucky and Arizona arguing for higher wages. Teachers in New Mexico openly support these walkouts and also receive a very low salary.
What is behind this sudden burst of activism and what does it signal for New Mexico? For answers, New Mexico People Places and Ideas host Stephen Spitz sits down with the President of the Albuquerque Teachers Federation, and veteran public school teacher, Ellen Bernstein, to discuss the latest in “teachers’ wars”.
Produced with assistance of Marshall Broyles and Lynn Schibeci.