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My Turn: Time to revisit rural education

...decisions for us. Rural public education inequity resulted in a suit, Tobeluk v. Lind, which came to be known as the Molly Hootch settlement. Flush with new money from North Slope development and a pipeline completed in 1977, the Hammond Administration...
Testing unfair to Natives

What would Molly Hootch say about the current idea of high-stakes testing Alaska? Would she agree that it is a fair educational policy? Or is it more...
Empire Editorial: Boarding schools not sole solution for rural schools

...once forced to leave their families and hometowns for a formal education. But some 30 years after settlement of the Molly Hootch case allowed Native students to attend class in their own villages, boarding schools are up for debate once again...
Alaska editorial: Boarding schools are worth the money

...for better results after a landmark lawsuit in the 1970s prodded the state to put high schools in most villages. The Molly Hootch case enabled families to keep their teenagers at home, instead of shipping them off to boarding schools or to attend...
Lawmakers finally call halt to special session

...of education, passing legislation that collectively represents the biggest investment in rural Alaska schools since Molly Hootch," said Porter, an Anchorage Republican, referring to a 1976 court case requiring construction of more Bush schools...
Alaska Native Youth games celebrate 40th year

...that time, before the landmark Molly Hootch case settled in 1976, many rural...out-of-court settlement in the Molly Hootch case, which was named after and at least 10 students. "Molly Hootch changed the face of education in...
GOP hopefuls spar on education, natural gas

...can't afford - one that would undermine personal responsibility. Samuels also said the state must revisit the 1976 Molly Hootch agreement that prompted the building of high schools in many small villages. He called the policy an academic and financial...
The reality of teachers who are 'behind'

...structure which will, by definition, discredit rural school programs and force them out of business, closing the "molly hootch" high schools and inspiring more Mt. Edgecumbe-type boarding school programs for rural high schoolers. It's a...
$25M school boosts pride in Kongiganak

...some of the original high schools the state built three decades ago in 126 villages. That effort was forced by the Molly Hootch lawsuit brought by villagers in the 1970s. Today's schools are beefier and much costlier, but still basic by many...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...commissioner of the state Department of Education. As commissioner, he was responsible for implementing the settlement of the Molly Hootch court case, which resulted in the state building high schools in villages throughout the state. Previously, village...


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