Texas has long been resistant to national downward trends, but the pandemic is proving difficult to overcome.
It all comes down to preserving the Texas model, says SMU experts.
A new report says Texas enjoyed a net gain of half a million "migrants" from other states between 2004 and 2008--making it the top destination among the states--and one surprising reason was the proficiency of its eighth grade students in math and reading. Texas ranked about 30th in that category but still outperformed California, which ranked in the bottom 10. And that, the report says, proves that spending more money for education doesn't necessarily lead to better education outcomes.
By Glenn Hunter