The Line: Public Funds For Private School Textbooks

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May 11, 2018 – In 2015, after a years-long lawsuit, the New Mexico Supreme Court found in favor of the plaintiffs and ended the state practice of allowing about $1 million in public funds to pay for textbooks and related materials at private – including some religious – schools. The New Mexico Association of Nonpublic Schools appealed – and the U.S. Supreme Court recently sent the case back to our state’s highest court.

Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists debate what should be done next, now that the ball is back in the New Mexico court.

Line Panelists:
Lonna Atkeson, professor, UNM Political Science Department
Dan Foley, former House minority whip
Eric Griego, former state senator
Giovanna Rossi, president of Collective Action Strategies and
host of The Well Woman Show

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