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NM stipends for teacher transfers stir controversy

Created: 09/23/2013 12:03 PM
By: The Associated Press

SANTA FE (AP) - Some New Mexico teachers are bristling at a new state program that offers a $5,000 stipend for those who agree to transfer from top-graded schools to low-graded ones.
    
Teacher union officials say the initiative by Gov. Susana Martinez's administration will be both ineffective and disruptive.
    
Meanwhile, an administration spokesman says the program is "about helping students" in struggling schools.
    
The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that at least a few teachers in several northern New Mexico districts reportedly are interested in the program,
    
Under the program, the state will pay $5,000 stipends to teachers who agree to transfer from A- and B-graded schools to one labeled D or F.
    
Transferring teachers must commit to two years at their new schools.

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