Yaqui Chairwoman: Tribe committed to education

"The Star's editorial ("TUSD's plan for Pascua kids is a good start," July 17) was misleading. The Pascua Yaqui Tribe is committed to ensuring that our children receive a high-quality education in a safe and nurturing environment.

The tribe devotes a considerable amount of time, money and other resources to the Tucson Unified School District in this effort. Although we carefully outlined our educational initiatives to the Star's reporter, they did not appear in his story.

Pascua Yaqui families are hard-working people who, like most parents, dream that their children will be successful and will realize their full potential in life. Our families understand and value the importance of education in making those dreams come true.

The fact that the tribe funds nearly 400 scholarships each semester to help young tribal members attend a college or university proves this point.

Our families deserve better, and we look forward to working with TUSD to improve the schools in our community."

Get the Story:
Pascua contributions to TUSD are considerable (The Arizona Daily Star 7/20)

Relevant Links:
Pascua Yaqui Tribe - http://www.pascuayaqui-nsn.gov

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