Rep. Herseth Sandlin hopes to address high dropout rate at hearing
Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D-South Dakota) hopes to address the high Indian dropout rate and other Indian education issues at a field hearing next week.

Only 28 percent of Indian males and 31 percent of Indian females finish high school in South Dakota, Herseth Sandlin said. The overall rate graduation rate in the state is 75 percent.

“So that’s an enormous disparity and no one in South Dakota should be satisfied with it,” Herseth Sandlin said on her weekly conference call, The Mitchell Daily Republic reported.

The House Natural Resources Committee will hold the hearing on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation on August 6. It takes place at 10am in the Cheyenne River College Center, 100 Lincoln Street, in Eagle Butte

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Herseth Sandlin to hold field hearing on topic in Eagle Butte (The Mitchell Daily Republic 7/30)

Committee Notice:
Full Committee Oversight Field Hearing On Indian Education (August 6, 2010)

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