Editorial: Strong partnership for Indian education
"Almost 27 years to the day after Korczak Ziolkowski's death, another layer of his plan for the Crazy Horse Memorial is unfolding.

The site of his monumental sculpture is becoming a satellite educational affiliate of the University of South Dakota.

It's practically a perfect match of mission and location.

The program will start next summer, if possible, with college prep classes and freshman-level college courses, including English, math and Native American cultural classes.

An important goal of the affiliate will be to boost educational odds for Native American students.

While college participation has been improving steadily for the past three decades, according to the Department of Education, Indian enrollment still is the lowest of any demographic group, and degree completion is about half that of the national average."

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Editorial: USD and Crazy Horse an optimum partnership (The Sioux Falls Argus Leader 10/30)