A Texas law puts adults and children in same classroom.
WiredPRNews.com – A Texas state law has led to changes in the look of a typical Dallas classroom. As reported by the Dallas Morning News, the law made effective last year has changed the age limit for enrollment in schools such as the Dallas Independent School District (DISD). The law is intended to help combat issues concerning school dropouts. Although well intentioned, some say it may prove to be a risk for younger students.
Ron Price, a DISD trustee is quoted as stating of the reform, “It’s ludicrous to even consider putting a 25-year-old in a classroom with a 14-year-old… It puts school districts in an awkward position. Some of these young adults are older than teachers and might have children of their own in the school district.”
Price and others are looking at plans for possibly opening an adult school next year, to ensure that students are taught in the most appropriate settings.