Once students pass exams that place the college-ready flag next to their names in state computer systems, they are allowed to walk into any two-year Texas community college after graduation, or four-year college program into which they are accepted and start taking credit-bearing coursework towards degree or certificates. What happens if they don’t have that flag?
For everyone in Texas, the diversity in our university classrooms is a matter of justice, prosperity and maybe even survival.
Texas leads nearly every other state in high school graduation rates. The only thing that stands between us and congratulations is one little thing: Many people don't believe it. Here's why they're wrong.