The New Mexico Delegation has introduced a Bill in the House of Representatives and the Senate to improve Indian education. The Senate Bill can be seen here. The House version can be seen here. TEDNA will hopefully have some analysis in the near future of these identical bills.
The Strengthening America’s Schools Act (“SASA”), S. 1094, is the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (“HELP”) Committee’s most recent bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (“ESEA”) and was marked up on June 12, 2013. The SASA makes some helpful reforms to education law and policy, but it notably lacks many provisions requested by Indian Country.
TEDNA’s S. 1094 Concerns highlight some of the priorities of TEDNA that were not included in S. 1094.