Phoenix, AZ– Yesterday, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs passed the Native American Education Opportunity Act, legislation sponsored by John McCain that would expand school choice for Native American students.
The bill would offer customized education options, including private tuition scholarships to Native American K-12 students living on Indian reservations as an alternative to attending Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) schools, which, despite their high cost, include some of the most underperforming schools in the nation.
John and Cindy McCain recently met with school officials, teachers and students at STAR Charter School, a K-8 school that educates children from the Southwest corner of the Navajo Nation and the surrounding rural area.
New Bill Would Give Native American Students School Choice
(Washington Free Beacon)
McCain’s Bill Would Provide School Choice for American Indians