Fair’s fair. Except when it’s not.
A lawsuit filed by the father of an Albuquerque Academy student makes that point when it comes to the disparate treatment of public and private schools under the current administration.
Under the emergency public health orders issued by New Mexico Health Secretary Kathy Kunkel, public schools can operate at 50% capacity in a hybrid learning format – even though big districts like Albuquerque Public Schools and Santa Fe have chosen to keep classrooms closed for in-person learning in favor of virtual.
In fact, the APS board has already voted to keep virtual lessons for its 80,000 students through the end of the calendar year – although it has left the door open for reconsideration.