SANTA FE—On Friday, August 28, counsel for families, students, and school districts in the landmark Yazzie/Martinez education lawsuit will urge the state to develop and implement a comprehensive plan for overhauling New Mexico’s education system. Plaintiffs’ counsel will also share an assessment of deficiencies in the educational system.
Detailed recommendations for how to reform the education system have been developed by hundreds of parents, families, tribal leaders, and educational experts and supported by research as detailed in the Transform Education NM platform for educational equity and a tribal remedy framework endorsed by New Mexico’s Pueblos, Tribes and Nations.
LFC hearing on Yazzie and Martinez v. New Mexico plaintiffs plan to improve educational outcomes
Counsel for Yazzie plaintiffs
- Daniel Yohalem
- Preston Sanchez, ACLU-NM
- Melissa Candelaria, New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty
- Alisa Diehl, New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty
Counsel for Martinez plaintiffs
- Ernest Herrera, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
Friday, August 28, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.
Webcast live at www.nmlegis.gov