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Let's Talk Equal Access To Education

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Let's Talk New Mexico 8/31 8a: Call now 277-KUNM or 277-5866. You can also call toll-free 1-877-899-5866. Are all New Mexico’s students getting the same quality education? A lawsuit against the state says the answer is no, and that low-income kids, kids who speak languages other than English, and kids with disabilities aren't getting their fair share.

Lawyers for Governor Susana Martinez say the state is doing a good job and is making progress with vulnerable students. But if the judge disagrees, the case could reshape the way New Mexico funds its public schools.

This week on Let’s Talk New Mexico, we’re diving into challenges faced by our state’s most vulnerable students. How can the state provide equal education to all? Would spending more money solve the problem? Or do we need to change how we spend money on education?

Email letstalk@kunm.org, call in live during the show, or tag us in a Tweet #letstalkNM. 

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Ed Williams came to KUNM in 2014 by way of Carbondale, Colorado, where he worked as a public radio reporter covering environmental issues. Originally from Austin, Texas, Ed has reported on environmental, social justice, immigration and Native American issues in the U.S. and Latin America for the Austin American-Statesman, Z Magazine, NPR’s Latino USA and others. In his spare time, look for Ed riding his mountain bike in the Sandias or sparring on the jiu-jitsu mat.
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