High-Risk: Bureau of Indian Education Has Addressed Some Management Weaknesses, but Additional Work is Needed on Others, Statement of Elizabeth Sirois, Assistant Director, Education, Workforce, and Income Security, Testimony Before the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, Committee on Education and Labor, and the Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States, Committee on Natural Resources, House of Representatives [open pdf - 928KB]
From the Highlights: "GAO [Government Accountability Office]'s High-Risk List identifies government operations with vulnerabilities to fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement, or in need of transformation. GAO added the area 'Improving Federal Management of Programs that Serve Tribes and their Members' to its February 2017 biennial update of high-risk areas. This area includes a component on BIE [Bureau of Indian Education]'s administration of schools for American Indian students. This testimony is based on GAO's March 2021 High-Risk Report [hyperlink] and subsequent updates provided by BIE. This testimony provides examples of actions taken and progress made by BIE to address the five criteria GAO uses to determine whether to remove a high-risk designation. GAO also drew on findings from past reports and testimonies on BIE issues."
Government Accountability Office: https://www.gao.gov/