Thursday, April 20, 2006

Texas' patience wearing thin?

That's what the headline implies, but the article seems to say otherwise.Storm Evacuees Placing Strains on Texas Hosts - New York Times:
"Houston's school system has also experienced fighting between local and New Orleans students in its schools — 27 students from the two sides were arrested in one melee — but school crime is down over all.

'It has been a challenge,' said Terry Abbott, a spokesman for Houston Independent School District, 'but generally the vast majority of the children are well behaved and many are grateful to be here.'

But results on standardized tests suggest that 'the students from Louisiana were substantially behind the Texas kids,' Mr. Abbott said."
This is mainly about the aim of Texas politicians to grab some of that Federal money for Katrina relief.

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