Friday, January 28, 2011

Texas Budget Crisis, Education, and Texas Children

Details of the Texas budget crisis are being revealed more every day. The tragic educational cuts planned are embarrassing! Especially for any Texan who had hoped Texas was finally rising above the bottom place in educational attainment in the U.S.. The wonderful progress over the past decade that is revealed in the chart below will never survive the planned educational cuts.
Knowing the disaster that is about to happen in Dallas ISD, please study this chart closely. The progress shown will not only stop, but the number of children dropping out of our schools may begin to increase again. Think of these numbers as the children they represent, some of the 4,480,000 children attending public schools in Texas. 

More details about each of these four measurments are found at . We must somehow continue this progress!