Let's Talk New Mexico 6/25, 8a: Teachers, parents and students are facing tough questions about what classes will look like as the pandemic stretches into the fall. The struggle for equity in the system is ongoing; a judge next week could decide whether the state will stay under court order to fix racial and socioeconomic disparities. And some programs meant to serve marginalized students had their budgets cut in this week’s special legislative session. This week on Let’s Talk New Mexico, we’re talking K-12 education, and we want to hear from you. What systemic changes do you want to see in public schools? Email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call in live during the show at 277-5866.
- Jasmine Yepa, policy analyst with the Native American Budget and Policy Institute
- Shaun Griswold, urban Indigenous reporter for NM In Depth, part of the Report For America program
- Veronica Garcia, Superintendent of Santa Fe Public Schools
- Aidé Gonzalez, Albuquerque educator and member of Families United for Education
- Verland Coker, member of Families United for Education
- Is push for education equity at risk amid COVID-19 economic fallout? (New Mexico In Depth)
- Familes United for Education open letter to Albuquerque Public Schools
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