Another Alaska

The residential schools, run by the Bureau of Indian Affairs or various church denominations, were established in Alaska in the early 1900s. Until 1976, when the Molly Hootch settlement required the state to establish local schools even in the remote “bush” regions, Alaskan Native children were sent to these boarding schools, which were hundreds or even thousands of miles away from their homes and families.

Book Review: Messing With Texas

Leaving Children Behind:  How “Texas-style” Accountability Fails Latino YouthEdited by Angela Valenzuela State University of New York Press, 2005  313 pp. $73.50 “Everything is bigger in Texas,” the saying goes. Apparently it’s true. […]