The number of low-income students in Texas schools is increasing.
Dallas, Texas (WiredPRNews.com) – The number of low-income students in public schools in Texas is on the rise. As reported by CBS 11 News, a recent Texas Education Agency report shows that the state is seeing significant growth in the number of students enrolled in public schools and a higher number of students from low-income families.
As noted in the report, the enrollment of low-income students has increased by almost ten percent over the past decade. Sarah Winkler, president of the Texas Association of School Boards and an Alief school district trustee, is quoted by CBS 11 as stating to the San Antonio Express-News of the potential impact, “Economically disadvantaged students have needs… The cost of education is going to go up. Every student has to meet the same standards, and some of those students have never seen a book before.”
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