A hidden tribe, a disastrous school and finally, a cry for help

| March 15, 2017

In a remote corner of the Grand Canyon, Havasupai parents are suing the Federal government for failing to educate their children.

By Alden Woods • The Republic / azcentral.com

SUPAI — Not yet noon, and already class was out at Havasupai Elementary. There was no bell. No line of buses waited outside. Nothing announced the day’s end but a rush of students through the gate and a small stream of teachers following close behind, carrying suitcases toward a helicopter that would take them out of the Grand Canyon and away from the school that has failed generations of Havasupai children. …

Havasupai Elementary stands out as the worst school in a U.S. Bureau of Indian Education system that has long let down Native American students. The school teaches only English and math, but ranks last among all BIE schools in both subjects.

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