Tag: Government Accountability Office
Via PBS.org: How safe are Bureau of Indian Education Schools?
An excerpt: Thousands of children attend schools operated by the federal Bureau of Indian Education, and for years, no one has known for sure if the buildings where they learn, eat and sleep are safe. That’s one finding from a recent report issued by the Government Accountability Office that has shaken the bureau, which oversees…
Via Edweek.org: Stakes High for Bureau of Indian Education’s Overhaul
An excerpt: A U.S. Senate report from 1969 describes the federal government’s failure to provide an effective education for Native American children as a “national tragedy and a national disgrace” that has “condemned the [American Indian] to a life of poverty and despair.” Nearly 50 years later, little has changed, in the view of advocates,…
Government Accountability Office (GAO): TESTIMONY Indian Affairs: Further Actions on GAO Recommendations Needed to Address Systemic Management Challenges with Indian Education
The BIE is responsible for providing quality education opportunities to Indian students. It currently oversees 185 schools, serving about 41,000 students on or near Indian reservations. Poor student outcomes raise questions about how well BIE is achieving its mission. In September 2013, GAO reported that BIE student performance has been consistently below that of Indian…