AUSTIN (AP) - A teachers group today sued Texas over a dropout
The Texas State Teachers Association sued Education Commissioner
Robert Scott and the Texas Education Agency over a recently adopted
plan to reduce dropouts.
The group says the program is a back door attempt to facilitate
private school vouchers.
The Legislature has refused to allow taxpayer dollars to be
spent on private school tuitions.
The long-range plan was commissioned by lawmakers in an effort
to reduce the dropout rate and improve the college and work force
readiness of high school graduates.
The provision in question allows TEA to fund nonprofit groups as
an alternative to educate dropouts.
The suit asks the court to stop TEA from sending grant money to
the three private organizations offering educational programs.
TEA didn't immediately comment.
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