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ESA opponents pick union politics over racial equality

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To be clear, lawmakers should seek to advance policies that protect the rights and liberties of all people, regardless of race or wealth. But especially as union activists seek to point fingers in every direction but their own when it comes to “structural barriers” holding back communities of color, perhaps it is time lawmakers rethink their loyalties and take action to remove the real obstacles affecting communities in need.

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Tribes, governments move to reverse struggles of state’s Native American students

Patty Talahongva, the granddaughter of Rosalie Lalo: “Look at the legacy of the boarding schools. Separation of child from family and community. How would your family survive that? How do generations of that recover?” (Photo by Clarissa Cooper/Cronkite News)

Arizona has the third-highest population of American Indians in the country and is home to 22 federally recognized tribes. And though it has the second-largest Native American student population in the country, children and teens are failing standardized tests and dropping out of school at higher rates than any other group, according to the Arizona Department of Education’s 2014 Indian Education Annual Report.

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