Document Hints At Solving New Mexico Education Inadequacies By Cedar Attanasio Associated Press / Report For America

New Mexico education officials this month touted a plan to address an ongoing lawsuit over educational opportunities for Indigenous and low-income students as an accomplishment of the outgoing Education Secretary.

But a draft of the document obtained by The Associated Press shows that it offers few specifics for fixing systemic inequities in the state’s public school system.

The 100-page document outlines strategies to resolve a 2018 state court ruling that found New Mexico failed to provide “adequate” education for most students required under the state’s constitution.

In most cases, the draft reiterates the general goals of the state’s Public Education Department without laying out specific plans to solve problems identified in the ruling.

It prioritizes…