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Better Pay for More Educators

September 17, 2021 Teacher’s assistants and early childhood educators are key to child well-being, yet workers in those positions are some of the lowest paid. The Line opinion panelists debate a pay plan for teacher’s assistants and early childhood educators. 

Host: Gene Grant 

Line Panel: 
Dede Feldman, former state senator  
Dan McKay, political reporter, Albuquerque Journal  
Kristelle Siarza, owner & CEO, Siarza Social Digital 

For More Information: 

New Mexico’s $37 million plan to recruit more teachers – Associated Press 

Early childcare education advocates push for $15 an hour minimum wage – NM Political Report 

New Mexico Offers Pay Bump to Prekindergarten Teachers – Associated Press