Texas closes high school due to poorly performing subgroup

06/8/2008 | Houston Chronicle (tiered subscription model)

A 2,500-student, predominately Hispanic high school in Houston has been shuttered after failing five times to get a small group of black students to pass the state's standardized math test. "In one sense, closing the whole school is a very heavy-handed response," said University of Texas at Austin education researcher Ed Fuller. "But then again, you have this five-year track record of poor math performance."

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