However well-intentioned Gov. Susana Martinez is in her efforts to pay teachers a $5,000 stipend to work at low-performing schools in New Mexico, a lot of educators are insulted at the offer and its timing.
The governor recently announced that the state will give $5,000 bonus stipends to up to 100 teachers who agree to transfer from schools graded A or B to schools labeled D or F. Eligible teachers must agree to commit to two years in their new schools. The deadline for applying is Monday, Sept. 30.
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