New Mexico lawsuit puts state education system on trial
June 11, 2017
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A lawsuit that could upend the way New Mexico's public schools are funded went to trial Monday to resolve accusations that the state is failing to meet constitutional obligations to provide essential educational opportunities to all students.
Parents, school districts and advocacy groups say that New Mexico's education system isn't meeting its responsibilities for Native American students, low-income students and those learning English as a second language.
"These failings are costing students the opportunity to succeed," said Marisa Bono, a lead attorney for the pla...