"Nearly 40 percent of Native American students in Montana will drop out of high school. It’s a staggering statistic, one that educators don’t take lightly."
I am from Montan, it is amazing that the state is just now starting to recognize this and attempt to do something about it, which probably won't work as they never seem to address the real problem.
Husband ran into a woman from a school official that was buying kids tablets to use for class(had gotten a grant). Mostly looking for ereaders. She said that she had bought kindle fire's for the "white" students but as she was buying for minority native students she needed something that could not get online as "they would get themselves in trouble". The problem doesn't just belong to students or families but the way the kids are treated in the school system. I would also like to see the comparision of the schools that teach the largest part of Native students compared to your average montana school, I bet you would see a staggering difference in resources and quality of education.
I grew up in a small town outside the city where I went to high school. I WAS treated differently by teachers. I came from a poor area that had a lot of crime. I remember being in the first few weeks of an advanced course my senior year and the teacher making a comment "Come on people this stuff is so easy a Clinton Kid could do it". He didn't know that I as one of those "clinton kids"(name of the town I grew up in). I had heard similar things during high School as well as witness the different treatment my classmates and I would get when we would go to another school during junior high for an event. It was something that definitely impacted my educational experience. Out of a group of 6 girls that I grew up with I'm the only one to Graduate high school. And the only one to ever set foot on a college campus(I got my BA).
Your thoughts? Have you ever experienced a group of children(not necessarily just a ethnic minority) that was being treated differently then the "general" student?
ps didn't know exactly where to categorize this.
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