Tag Archive for American Indian

Why it’s tough to recruit American Indian teachers for the schools where they’re needed the most

Throughout my 11 years of teaching, and three semesters of teaching future and current teachers at the college level, I can count on one hand the number of American Indian teachers either already in the field or training to be a teacher. As a Chippewa-Cree woman teaching on a reservation in Montana, I find this disparity frustrating and disheartening. Growing… Read more →

We can’t reimagine American high schools without rethinking our neglect of American Indian education

Note: This post was adapted from a letter written to Laurene Powell Jobs, the founder of XQ. I was thrilled to read about XQ: The Super School Project–the kind of movement it will create, the opportunities it will provide to students in our high schools, and the impact such schools will have on our future leaders. I am a big fan… Read more →

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