Policy Issues and Native Americans

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Native American Native American School Safety Tabitha Neufind ETH 125 May 25,2010 Amy L. Williams 1
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Native American Native American School Safety The neglect of the Native American schools has been brought to the attention of Congress who are now focusing on safety and taking action to improve the problems. There are currently "184 Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) schools nationwide operated by the federal government. Approximately 44,000 students attend such schools, which are meant to serve Indian students"(Capriccioso, 2010). These schools a severely under funded and many of the schools are in need of major repairs. In New Mexico an investigative report found "that several schools in that state alone had fire alarms that failed to work properly, and some were so old they couldn’t be fixed " (Capriccioso, 2010). Federal investigations have also found that "safety inspections do not appear to be happening regularly at BIE Schools" (Capriccioso, 2010). Often times maintenance and repairs especially those that are connected to safety are not a priority. These issues according to Senator Byron Dorgan of North Dakota who is the committee
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