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Bill to create schools based on tribal language and culture comes before lawmakers

South Dakota focus

This interview is from SDPB's daily public-affairs show, In the Moment, hosted by Lori Walsh.

Educational outcomes for Native American students have lagged behind others in South Dakota for decades. A bill to create schools based on regional tribes’ language and culture is before lawmakers for the third year in a row. Proponents say it’s time for the state to try something different. Opponents say the proposed process could harm public schools.