July 27, 2018 – A judge ruled last week that New Mexico is not adequately funding schools and meeting the needs of its most vulnerable students. Judge Sarah Singleton gave state officials a deadline in spring 2019 to address issues in schools across the state. The lawsuit argued that the state’s public education system is not meeting constitutional requirements to provide equal education to all students. The lawsuit highlighted the needs of several groups, including Native Americans, English language learners and students with disabilities.
Host Gene Grant and our Line panelists discuss the ruling this week and what might happen when a new governor takes office in January.
Merritt Allen, owner and executive director, Vox Optima LLC
Viki Harrison, director of state operations, Common Cause
Andy Lyman, reporter, NM Political Report
Dan McKay, reporter, Albuquerque Journal