Over half the 54 schools funded by the U.S. Bureau of Indian Education in Arizona are considered by the federal government to be in poor condition. Many of those schools are waiting on more than 2 million dollars in repairs and most have been waiting for years for the BIE to replace their facilities.
In 2014, the U.S. Bureau of Indian Education launched a reform effort to improve student outcomes in its school system. Some education officials are optimistic about the idea, but many are concerned the effort is just another empty promise from the federal government.
The Attorney General cited a variety of ways Susan Bitter Smith's regulatory powers conflict with her lobbying for the cable television industry, including broadband. Now others are raising questions about whether her possible conflict of interest in that area goes deeper than previously reported.