Plan to Reshape Indian Education Stirs Opposition
An effort by the Obama administration to overhaul the troubled federal agency that is responsible for the education of tens of thousands of American Indian children is getting major pushback from some tribal leaders and educators, who see the plan as an infringement on their sovereignty and a one-size-fits-all approach that will fail to improve ... (more)
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#1 Jun 13, 2014
There's 80% unemployment on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Without a need to get up in the morning and go to work, parents don't get a good night's rest. So they don't rise and shine; therefore, the kids don't get off to school.
With 80% unemployment there are no role models.
#2 Jun 15, 2014
Try to get a native American to hold a steady job and see how long it lasts. The women might work and hold a job but good luck trying to make the men work.
They might show up until the first pay day. Don't expect much production come Monday.
#3 Jun 15, 2014
Politicians from Pine Ridge had a meeting last week in Gordon, Nebraska, off the reservation, to try and enlist white people in Gordon to start up and staff the Lakota Badlands National Park in Rockyford, SD. Out of 25 people that showed up, only one agreed to try it. So? No Lakota Badlands National Park.
#4 Jun 27, 2014
That is not close to what the meeting was about in Gordon, NE.
It was not a issue about not wanting jobs it was an issue about not wanting the Lakota Badlands National Park to take away land that people have ranched on for years.
Either speak the truth or be silent.
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