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Lt. Gov. Says Texas Must Speed Up Process of Closing Failing Schools

Posted on 12/7/2012 by with 0 comments

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.


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