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Arizona Congressman Andy Biggs Introduces Native American Education Opportunity Act

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An Arizona lawmaker has introduced a bill aimed at offering vouchers for Native American students to help them with their educational options. Republican Congressman Andy Biggs presented the Native American Education Opportunity Act, which would fund students who attend Bureau of Indian Education schools. The program would give students eight-thousand dollars a year, that will be put into education savings account to use for school. The funds would be used for tuition, online programs, tutoring, transportation and other educational means. The bill would establish a five-year pilot program for tribes to create the vouchers. The plan is endorsed by Congresswoman Debbie Lesko and Congressman Paul Gosar, as well as the Navajo Nation.