The State of Native American Education

The Progress


The current education climate is devastating the American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) community. Historically, the group has suffered from various education reforms targeted specifically for their cultural group. Recent research suggests today’s education system has done little to help the AI/AN population. AI/AN students have seen poor improvements in several education achievement indicators (graduation rates, achievement gap, drop out rates, NAEP scores). Just as these education indicators highlight the devastating results the AI/AN population experiences, other social measures show an even more complete picture of how the education system is disproportionately effective to different groups.

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