Does New Mexico’s Sub-par Education Violate the State Constitution? Noted Santa Fe Attorney, DANIEL YOHALEM, Co-counsel for the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty Shares His Understanding and Insight with the Journey Audience
Journey Hosts: James Burbank & Alan Webber
Does New Mexico’s sub-par education violate the state constitution? Noted Santa Fe attorney, Daniel Yohalem, Co-counsel for the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty in the center’s landmark suit against the Department of Ed. (PED) shares his understanding and insight with the Journey audience.
Daniel Yohalem, past recipient of ACLU’s Cooperating Attorney of the Year Award and former President of the Foundation for Open Government, discusses with the Journey audience his unique insider’s view of the combined suit brought against PED by the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) and the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty. Santa Fe children and parents are co-plaintiffs in the Center’s filing.
Following over eight weeks of court sessions and dozens of expert witnesses, court proceedings ended early in August. Santa Fe District Judge Sarah Singleton will probably make a decision and rule for either the plaintiffs or defendants this fall or winter, but the verdict serves only as a starting point for what likely will be a long and contentious battle over New Mexico educational resources. Daniel Yohalem will contribute his understanding of these issues and outcomes and take questions from the Journey audience.