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Career education plan stirs fear of minority 'tracking'

By Kate Alexander - American-Statesman Staff



Not so long ago, some Texas public schools had a bad habit of channeling minority high school students into bricklaying and cosmetology rather than preparing them for college.

Lingering memories of those days are fresh on the minds of the many Latino and African-American state leaders who are uneasy with current legislative efforts to loosen Texas’ high school graduation standards so that students can pursue more career training.

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