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Yazzie/Martinez Policy Changes

Education Reform

January 24, 2020 – NMiF host Gene Grant sits down with Charles Goodmacher of Transform Education NM, a coalition of education, tribal and community leaders whose mission is to advance a new vision for New Mexico’s public education system and hold the state accountable to meeting the constitutional rights of its students. The pair discusses the Yazzie/Martinez lawsuit that mandated New Mexico do a better job of providing an equitable education for English-language learners, Native, and low-income students and special needs students. (This segment is part of our #YourNMGov project, in collaboration with KUNM radio and the Santa Fe Reporter, and funded by the Thornburg Foundation and New Mexico Local News Fund) 


Charles Goodmacher, Transform Education NM

For Further Reading/Watching:

Plaintiffs Seek New Order in Yazzie/Martinez LawsuitSanta Fe New Mexican

Legislative Briefing on Yazzie/Martinez Decision – Legislative Education Study Committee

Michelle Lujan Grisham on Education Policy – KUNM

Capitol Press Corps Previews Session

Your NM Government

January 17, 2020 – Correspondent Gwyneth Doland talks to members of the Capitol press corps for their views on what to watch for as the session begins. While the budget is the priority in the “short” sessions for New Mexico, lawmakers will introduce hundreds of bills in the hope of getting approval from the governor to add their issue to the agenda. Among the controversial bills expected in the 30-day session are a “red flag” law that would temporarily seize guns from suspected domestic abusers after a court hearing, and a measure to legalize recreational cannabis.

Dan Boyd, Capitol bureau chief, Albuquerque Journal
Trip Jennings, executive director, New Mexico in Depth
Christian Marquez, digital editor, Searchlight New Mexico