The “Texas Miracle” may be under a threat far graver than a faltering energy sector: failing schools.
Families, the business community, academic researchers and policymakers all especially understand the importance of Pre-K for low-income children. For them, it is most often the very difference between academic success and failure.
All public schools in Texas should be able to set their own calendars. And local educators — not travel industry lobbyists in Austin — should be making those decisions.