Schools at the Fort Peck reservation, where two tribes struggle with poverty, joblessness and substance abuse, will lose teachers, counselors and summer school time.
Suzanne Turnbull, a kindergarten teacher at Poplar Elementary School, helps student Ivan Iron Cloud during a reading lesson. "These are kids that move from house to house and who don’t even know who’s picking them up from school," she says of her students, who no longer get workbooks to take home because of budget cuts. "To them, these books are a huge deal." Erik Petersen Buy Photo