Scott Placek wants to

Suspend enforcement of TEA STAAR graduation requirements

Over 50,000 rising seniors will be denied graduation under the rules, with devastating economic consequences to Texas

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Scott Placek
Scott Placek Campaign leader

Texas is preparing to create 50,000 dropouts in the Class of 2015, even though they will have completed all their coursework for…Read More

By the Numbers: Dropping Out of High School – Dropout Nation - FRONTLINE

How costly is the decision to drop out of high school? Consider a few figures about life without a diploma: $20,241 The average dropout can expect to earn an annual income of $20,241, according to the U.S. Census Bureau (PDF). That’s a full $10,386 less than the typical high school graduate, and $36,424 less than someone with a bachelor’s…Read More