CHIDIAC: One B.C. school district is making huge strides in embracing First Nations culture – and improving outcomes for all students
QUESNEL: The days of dictating where indigenous families ought to educate their children are over
BAINS: So why do less than 40% of students on First Nations reserves graduate?
CLIFTON: A voucher system would ensure teachers have incentives to increase the time their students spend on literacy and numeracy
MILKE: A few facts about native funding in Canada
Without parental choice for what they believe is best for their children, real improvement may be a long time coming.
Native leaders fear reforms may weaken their influence over those who live on reserves.
It is time to try something different: to turn responsibility and resources over to parents.