Houston Officials Fear a Potential Decline In Hispanic Students
Style Magazine Newswire | 9/14/2018, 9:32 a.m.
Some school officials and state leaders have been raising concerns over an apparent dip in student enrollments across the greater Houston area, particularly among Hispanic students. While firm enrollment numbers for the new school year have not yet been finalized, anecdotal information from principals and others shows a dip in the number of Hispanic students attending local schools said state Sen. Sylvia Garcia, several law enforcement officials and trustees from Houston ISD, Aldine ISD and Goose Creek CISD said at a press conference last week. Garcia, a Houston Democrat, worried that a combination of students still displaced by Hurricane Harvey and fears over immigration actions may have led parents to keep their children home rather than enrolling them in local schools.