New Mexico loses education lawsuit

jt030618n/a sec/jim thompson/ Brooke Kepler-Pediford listens as Valley High english teacher Nicole Vigil works to get her students involved in what they are learning. Tuesday, March. 6, 2018. (Jim Thompson/Albuquerque Journal)
By Dan Mckay And Shelby Perea / Journal Staff Writers
Friday, July 20th, 2018

SANTA FE – New Mexico is violating the constitutional rights of at-risk students by failing to provide them with a sufficient education, a state judge ruled Friday in a blistering, landmark decision.

Judge Sarah Singleton ordered the governor and Legislature to establish a funding system that meets constitutional requirements by April 15 next year.