US: Michigan's tribal language bill allows uncertified Native speakers to teach

Francis Hult francis.hult at utsa.edu
Wed Oct 27 14:03:56 UTC 2010


Indian Country Today

 

Michigan's tribal language bill allows uncertified Native speakers to teach

 

The Michigan legislature has taken a commonsense approach to the teaching of Native languages in the state's public schools.

As of Sept. 30, public school students will get foreign language credits for succeeding in Native American language and culture classes taught by tribal elders and other Native language speakers who are not state-certified teachers.

 

Full story:

http://www.indiancountrytoday.com/national/greatlakes/Michigans-tribal-language-bill-allows-uncertified-Native-speakers-to-teach-105534333.html

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