ERIC Number: ED199021
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jul-24
Reference Count: N/A
Indian Education Oversight. Hearing before the Select Committee on Indian Affairs, United States Senate, Ninety-Sixth Congress, Second Session on Oversight of Indian Education (Public Laws 95-561 and 95-608).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Select Committee on Indian Affairs.
The July 24, 1980, Indian education oversight hearings focused on four issues: the proposed closing of the Fort Sill and Stewart Indian Boarding Schools; the furloughing of Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) teachers; contract schools' problems with indirect costs and operations and maintenance funding; and a study of Johnson O'Malley support for basic school operation. Citing possible reductions in educational opportunities and increased crowding in other schools, representatives of the Apache, Kiowa, and Comanche Tribes of Oklahoma; the Phoenix Area Intertribal School Board; the Reno Sparks Tribal Council; the Intertribal Council of Nevada; the National Congress of American Indians; the National Federation of Federal Employees; and the Fort Sill and Stewart Indian Schools opposed the school closings and BIA restrictions on student transportation. The National Council of BIA Educators and the National Federation of Federal Employees opposed teacher furloughs. Representatives of the Coalition of Indian Controlled School Boards, the Navajo Nation, and the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon expressed concern about Public Law 95-561. The National Congress of American Indians called for further research on Indian response to the Johnson O'Malley study. Earl Barlow, Director of the Office of Indian Education, justified the school closings and responded to funding questions. (SB)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Select Committee on Indian Affairs.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Johnson O Malley Act