Date of Submission
Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2014 Sierra M. Gibson
Native American students obtain the lowest on-time high school graduation rate among all races and ethnicities in the United States. Through an analysis of previously published literature and seven interviews conducted by the author, this paper sets out to identify the key barriers Native students face when working toward their high school diploma. This paper will argue that, together, a history of abusive educational tactics and an institutionally racist policies and practices adopted by the U.S. Department of Education have made it challenging for Native students to complete high school on time.
Gibson, Sierra M., "Increasing the High School Graduation Rate of Native American Students in Public Schools" (2015). CMC Senior Theses. 1045.
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