Since public schools are public, government-run entities, the laws and procedures pertaining to public schools are a little different those private entities. For instance, public schools may not promote any one religion but still are required to provide opportunities for voluntary, non-disruptive prayer. Welcome to FindLaw's section on the education-based laws of New Mexico, with authoritative summaries of the law for non-attorneys. This section covers the details of compulsory education laws, prayer in public schools, the use of corporal punishment by teachers and administrators (which was banned in New Mexico), and laws protecting the integrity of student records. Click on a link below to learn more about New Mexico's education laws.