Education group sues the state

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – More than a dozen New Mexico families are suing the state saying their children deserve a better education.

The Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund filed the lawsuit Tuesday on their behalf saying New Mexico fails to prepare students to succeed, especially at-risk and English language learning students.

Fourteen families from across the state are suing. They say all children deserve better.

A Public Education Department spokesman says they can’t comment on the case, but pointed out recent academic improvements among minority students, as well as an increase in education funding. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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