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Court rules New Mexico fails to provide an adequate public education

July 26, 2018


Lawsuits over lack of education funding continue to crop up with increasing regularity following the recession of 2008-2009. During that period, states slashed budgets down to the bone. In Indiana, for instance, funding is still short of what it was pre-recession — by $511 million.

The latest legal strategy of these cases across the country, though, has been to take the focus off of the dollar amount of funding for public education and instead emphasize the state’s mandated standards for student achievement.

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