State Sen. Carlyle Begay pushes for ESAs for tribal students


Arizona Sen. Carlyle Begay says the importance of legislation that would expand educational options for tribal children currently enrolled in Bureau of Indian Education  schools is not only to create education scholarship accounts for Native American students, but to lead tribes to an era of “self-determination.”
“It is a big step to start putting federal dollars behind education savings accounts because it opens a new national level of funding for this parental empowerment program,” Begay told Watchdog.org after testifying before the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs last week. “But the bigger deal in my opinion is that both at

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