No Child Left Behind

I demand that the Messenger do an Open Records request because I'm too lazy to do so.

Texas has announced that 40,182 seniors will not receive their diplomas because of failing the TAKS test. I want to know how many are in Wise County and what is the breakdown by school.

Shockingly (or maybe not), it appears to be the practice of local schools to allow those students failing the TAKS test to walk across the stage at commencement and receive a fake diploma. I'm not sure how I feel about that.