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Yazzie/Martinez Policy Changes

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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.

Guest: 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

This segment is part of the “Your New Mexico Government” Project (#YourNMgov), a collaboration between New Mexico PBS, KUNM Radio, and the Santa Fe Reporter. This endeavor is funded by the New Mexico Local Journalism Fund with public media support provided by the Thornburg Foundation.

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