Sunday Jan 27, 2019
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Contact:Rev. Roger Scott Powers
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Hear a panel speak on the case and what it means for our public schools with an opportunity to talk with other community members about this issue in small group conversations.
The next ABQ Forum on Faith & Politics is entitled "Martínez/Yazzie v. State of New Mexico: Transforming Public Education in NM." Free and open to the public.
Concerning this case, the Albuquerque Journal reported: “New Mexico is violating the constitutional rights of at-risk students by failing to provide them with a sufficient education, a state judge ruled Friday in a blistering, landmark decision.” (7/20/18)
And UNM Professor of Special Education has said: “The Martínez/Yazzie decision could fundamentally change the state of public education in New Mexico.”
A PANEL ON MARTÍNEZ/YAZZIE & WHAT IT MEANS FOR OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS:
Lauren Winkler, Staff Attorney – Education, Center on Law and Poverty
Dr. Diane Torres-Velásquez, Associate Professor, Teacher Education, Educational Leadership & Policy Dept., UNM; and President, Latino Education Task Force
Javier Benavidez, Community Organizer, Albuquerque Interfaith; former Executive Director, SouthWest Organizing Project
Dr. Susan Copeland, Special Education Program Coordinator and Professor of Special Education, UNM College of Education (Moderator)
Following the panel, there will be an opportunity for you to talk with your neighbors about this issue in small group conversations.