POSTED: Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 10:00pm
UPDATED: Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 10:14pm
In July, two Texas school districts received what amounted to notices of execution: letters from the state education commissioner saying that the Texas Education Agency was shutting them down.
The reason? Years of poor academics and financial mismanagement. The result? Their students — and their tax dollars — would go to neighboring districts, which many residents feared would have a cataclysmic effect on local communities.
Read more here at The Texas Tribune.