Raul Torrez

New Mexico AG to investigate Gallup-McKinley school district for harsh discipline of Native American students

by Bryant Furlow, New Mexico In Depth with ProPublica

ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Series: Unequal Discipline:Native Students Face Harsh Discipline in New Mexico

Native American students in New Mexico are expelled far more often than members of any other group. One school district, Gallup-McKinley County Schools, is responsible for most of that disparity. New Mexico Attorney General Raúl Torrez is opening an investigation into disproportionately harsh punishment of Native American children by Gallup-McKinley County Schools.