Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement on the latest on-time high school graduation rates released by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). The class of 2013 earned the highest-ever high school graduation rate for Texas students.
"We've set the bar high for Texas students to ensure every graduate is ready for college or career, and they have consistently demonstrated that they are up to the challenge. The class of 2013's historically-high graduation rate is a testament to the hard work being put in by teachers and administrators in schools across the state, and students who realize the importance of a strong education in pursuing and realizing their dreams."