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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 10, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Herald-ZeHung New Braunfels "e»ds Thursday December 10 1987 Legislative committee studies dropout problem Texas must renew efforts to keep students in school Page 5A Al SMN \p The state must teller efforts to keep students in school say members of a legislative committee studying the dropout pro blent I mm* it as a bomb, ticking I nless we make some changes, unless people in come well-educated and pro duct ive the quality of life in this country iv going to deteriorate” Habit ation Commissioner \\ \ Kirby told the Joint Special Interim Com rn it tee on High School Dropouts Wednesday As the population ages fewer Americans will fn- of an age to work st* it is important they receive an education that will help them find jobs he said I taught a humh of classes where I ha*! a few students who would never enter the race said Hep Ernestine tilovshrenm r former teacher I he knew they couldn’t compete They d come in dead last The barded jots of any teacher is teaching those students that they Grand jury indicts sheriff can in fact learn ” said the Alice Democrat who helps head the com mittee on dropouts By not addressing the needs of problem students the state has had an unoffical pushout program.' said Hep Gregory Luna D-San Antonio Austin teen agers who are working to earn diplomas after either dropp mg out or having considered leaving school told the committee about pro grams that worked for them V ivian Scales 18 is working on her high school equivalency diploma at the Creative Rapid Learning Center st ales who dropped out of school in the eighth grade to have her first LIBERTA AP Sheriff t w Minny Applet*** was free on a it •• p* v. na* retognwanc* bond t<*tay after a l.iterty Count) gram! jury I milt ted him on a total of felony and misdemeanor charge' Distr ut Judge \A t, Dub VA,**}' arraigned Applet*- Wenesduv on charges ranging from felony ag grav at et! p-t    % to * a- lemeanor of I IC11 IHI f'111 S*, IH V* 1 It The grand jur y handed <)nwn Ll in* * wt * rn luded eight felony and 21 tm eterne anon count* Kppie*t v ■, u- rn* comment after the arr a g* ent referring all ques turns to his attorney % state Sen Cart Parker of port Arthur nut Harlan Friend of Liberty H J » n«I was prevent at the arraign turn! tty! declined to comment A vet ret ary in Parker > office told the IU .m" >,m! t rferr*r v« the senator ha*} not re etved copies of the indict men!s aru} would have nu comment Applet. i i the 'alk,*,g for d I have a lot to tm '*er spokesman I Vs I ti *’k* pf"**|er .** t :<*r»' bx ‘he sheriff were brought to 11 em District Attorney At ha. 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V.t ! it A aid te in. child said she could not go to high school partly because of concerns over child care The center provides child care while she works on her diploma said the mother of two Mu belle Maldonado    I*>    wen! through a program sponsored at her high school that is associated with the learning center She said it helped her regain confidence and focus on school work after having missed school in the ninth grade after a knee injury Maldonado said she failed ninth grade because she was unable to catch up with her school work after the incident I was scared to raise my hand because I was afraid everybody in the class was going to laugh at me if I got the answer w rong she said Maldonado now is in the loth grade and expects to be at the lith grade level by the end of the semester I feel now that I can do for myself I am somebody she said Richard Halpin founder of the American Institute for loaming told the committee- that the programs which are sponsored by the institute work well The center has an 88 percent sue cess rate he said while all but one of the :18 students in the high school pro gram returned for its second year in September It is an environment of empower ment The students know what their assignments are They do their work on computers with the latest technology,” Haipin said The learner is the center of the classroom and the classroom is run by the learner Lt Gov Bill Hobby urged commit tee members in a letter to work with the Texas Education Agency to develop a dropout reduction program that is second to none Thirty-five percent of Texas students do not complete high school Hobby said Nearly two-thirds of the state recipients of Aid to Families with Dependent Children a welfare program and 85 percent of prison in mates did not graduate he noted The State Board of Education in its long range state plan has a goal of reducing the state dropout rate to 5 percent in 1997 98 A new state law also requires the education agency to develop a dropout program that includes stan dardized statewide records and evaluation of remedial and support programs for students who are at risk of dropping out of school I ans ’<■ attempt to remove Applet* iron all « Little said t*ut bls office s« ' ; ...    *    , • v«v Hr ‘fie Cost- Im gr.«!»: „rv mn.} over from tilts past April ti:' luted ' Ie n vet! Ig ut ion in September I br I evils iiep aft merit of I ‘ut-ai % intelligent e tall ice th*- Texas Rufvfs And the Texas Hoard of I • y.i*. ll yr-** gO’ rs ,*nd Private Sevufttx Ager** y cuutlikte] lite in vest Sga! MHI Little va id Ttut*» Un in*} t merits • barg« Appt rh* aith till! -} «k*grer felony theft bv .! poi servant tot allegedly s «* k s ng rn* *! n « tm m vc v et a i chit ent and former -lienff s deputies He ais., v i fiat g«-a a it I. two counts of ag gray ated perjury ?,»: ali. gevilv Riak mg fais*' statements tuntsg a grand jury pr»* reding Judge bars firefighter fitness test ll* it sh *\ AP A five minute Imut tot mplet mg a firefighter physical fitness test' obstacle iours*' is t<*> short vivs a judge who barre*! th* Houston I ire ls*j artmeni from requiring th* test without changes. I fit- ev ideo** I twin ates that seven to eight minutes would t*e a reasonable time limitation for Halest as outlined said state District Judge Ain e I rev alban sfa- ruled m I tiesd.iv that the five minute limit on th*- planned obslu* Ie course makes Ha- test unreasonable but agreed wilt, Ha* tuition a fitness test may ta’ needed lo evaluate the fitness of firemen some firefighters have claimed Hie shortei tune could cause heart alta* k' Da* proposed t*-st includes six tasks such as dragging a water flilts} I Inch host* atiout *o feet removing a ladder from a lack walking at*out «* (tat witfi it and then putting it bai k i ai ry mg extraction equipment callet! the jaws of life aland feet and pushing a cart through a small tunnel van! fire department spokesman Sam Price it can ta* don** Price said Wednesday people wanting to become Houston firefighters have to undergo a dif ferent physical and agility exam before getting a jot) with the depart merit, be said Firefighters were told about Hie planned physical tests in May, and the agility and endurance tests were scheduled to begin Nov ut The White Sale ★ ★★★★'0/ S/'t ne •//rn &nen/ I AMOT s N AMI SHEETS first quality sh. **ts. percale sheets in a popular printed pattern are n**u yours at sp*** tai sax mqs Permanent press, polyester * ofton. 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