Teachers Boycott the Albuquerque Journal

Looks like our local daily published an editorial saying the Legislature wasn’t cutting enough from the state’s budget. This prompted 200 teachers and school employees within the local chapter of the American Federation of Teachers to drop their subscriptions to the paper. (Thanks for the tip, Tracy Dingmann).

The union’s news release says the Journal was cheerleading for a budget that would ax millions from education and dig into school employees’ paychecks.

The Legislature did not fix the shortfall the state is facing and will be going into a special session on Wednesday, Feb. 24. I’ll be there wearing my one professional, button-up shirt along with the New Mexico Independent to live-blog.