Thursday, June 11, 2009

TOP DOG AWARD: Superintendent Michael Hinojosa

Dallas ISD chief Hinojosa may take questions on college prep program
08:17 AM CDT on Thursday, June 11, 2009
By LORI STAHL / The Dallas Morning
Dallas school Superintendent Michael Hinojosa could face questions today from some trustees who say they want assurances that a $1.6 million program to get disadvantaged students into Ivy League colleges operated as they thought.

On Tuesday, Hinojosa told trustees that 91 percent of the students who participated in the district's Academic Success Program were the first in their families to go to college.
On Wednesday, however, he sent trustees a memo with corrected figures showing that 91 percent of the students fell into at least one of three categories: they are first-generation college students, or low income, or members of underrepresented minority groups.

FD: The local issue is that the Superintendent's son was in the program called AVID, which was focused on students that would be the first in their family to go to college BUT it was abused by becoming the freshman Advanced Placement or college tracking program in many DISD schools, for only the BEST students in the 9th grade.

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