The Blackfeet Tribe is working to expand teacher education on the reservation. It will soon offer a full four-year degree program that will allow local residents to become fully qualified teachers without leaving the reservation. A goal is to increase the number of Native American teachers teaching Native students.
This week Slate magazine ran a story about the program as part of a series called, “Tomorrow’s Test - how race is transforming America’s classrooms." I spoke with Miriam Hall, who wrote it.