Head of Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas: transportation cuts would hit Native American students particularly hard

“The head of the Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas expressed concern in a letter to Gov. Sam Brownback this week that the Legislature could cut transportation aid to school districts to help foot the bill for court-ordered equalization funding.
Tribal Chairman Steve Cadue suggested cuts to state aid for busing students to school would hit rural districts — and therefore Native American students — especially hard.
‘As indicated in your own governor’s proclamations, the legacy of illegal and unscrupulous land cession treaties has left many tribes such as the Kickapoo located in rural areas on remote plots of land,’ Cadue wrote. ‘Native American children will be disproportionately impacted by funding cuts to school bus services.’”


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