New Mexico sued over public-school financing

Parents of public school students have sued the state to increase funding for education and target more assistance to disadvantaged students who are living in poverty or learning English. The lawsuit was announced Thursday by the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty, which filed the case a day earlier in Gallup on behalf of parents of students in the Albuquerque and Gallup-McKinley school districts. The lawsuit contends the state is inadequately funding schools in violation of the New Mexico Constitution’s requirement to provide an equitable and “sufficient” education for all children. If the lawsuit is successful, the state could be forced to come up with hundreds of millions of tax dollars for schools…

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