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Senate panel gives preliminary OK to school choice for tribal students


WASHINGTON – A Senate committee Wednesday gave narrow approval to a measure that would make education savings accounts available to children attending Bureau of Indian Education schools.

The school choice measure was one of three given preliminary approval by the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, along with a bill that would release funds for a White Mountain Apache water project and another that would discourage the sale of tribal relics and artifacts.

But the Native American Education Opportunity Act, passed on a 7-6 vote, sparked the most heated debate.


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