As a junior high school teacher with the Albuquerque public schools in New Mexico, Leslie Boyadjian came face to face every day with the problems plaguing schools across the nation, like understaffed schools and families stretched too thin to give their kids a square meal. But it wasn’t until she joined the New Mexico AFT political program in 2008 that she realized the importance of political advocacy to the quality of education she could provide. continue reading

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