Lt. Gov. Says Texas Must Speed Up Process of Closing Failing Schools
Texas must find a way to speed up the process for closing low-performing public schools that have students “trapped,” Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst said Thursday.
“I don’t think it’s fair to leave the parents and students trapped in a failing school,” said Dewhurst, who was the keynote speaker at the Higher Education Thought Leaders Forum at TCU.
While the future of higher education was a key part of the forum, Dewhurst expressed frustration with the number of academically unacceptable schools in the state and how that hinders students.