Here's some shocking news: a new report finds major failings with aboriginal education in Canada.
The report by a national panel on First Nations elementary- and secondary-school education called on the federal government to set up an oversight body, The Canadian Press reports.
It also recommended that local organizations similar to school boards be set up.
And it called for more money to be put into the system.
Specific recommendations in the report, entitled Nurturing the Learning Spirit of First Nation Students, include creating a child-centered First Nations Education Act, setting up a national commission on First Nation education to support reform and improvement efforts, setting up regional organizations to provide support and services for First Nations schools and students, ensure adequate funding for the system and establish a system of accounting and reporting.
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