Texas' Future Threatened By Poverty, Staggering Dropout Rates

08/21/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Houston Chronicle

The demographer who warned a decade ago about Texas' unhappy mix of dismal education achievement and high poverty is more concerned than ever. Actually, he's frightened.

Also getting restless are growing numbers of Texas business executives. Some don't see much leadership from politicians or the private sector in attacking the trend line that demographer Steve Murdock says will result in three of every 10 workers not having a high school education by 2040.

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