Texas Pushes Harder to Make School Choice Work Measures This Month Put State at Vanguard of High-School Choice
Scott Baldauf, writer of The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor
Tenth-Grader Joseph Stewart lives five minutes from Eastern Hills High School, but he wouldn't go there even if you paid him cold hard cash. Gangs rule the hallways of the East Ft. Worth, Texas, high school, and dropout rates are high. More than half the students failed statewide achievement tests last year. Thanks to a Texas school-choice law, Joseph has trans-ferred to a much better high school in nearby Arlington. The change of scenery, he says, has made all the difference. "Most kids in Arlington really care about their grades and want to go on to college," says the sophomore, who will return to Arlington's Lamar High School this fall. "My math teacher pushed us hard last …
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Publication information: Article title: Texas Pushes Harder to Make School Choice Work Measures This Month Put State at Vanguard of High-School Choice. Contributors: Scott Baldauf, writer of The Christian Science Monitor - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: July 31, 1997. Page number: 1. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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