Council of State Governments

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Texas Senate Approves Some Statewide Term Limits

Texas senators delivered a subtle rebuke to three-term Gov. Rick Perry on Tuesday, approving a bill that would limit future statewide office holders to two consecutive terms.


School lockers at a high school in Houston, Texas. (credit: AP)

Study: Zero Tolerance Discipline Leading To Higher Dropout Rate

More than half of junior high and high school students in Texas will be suspended or expelled before they graduate. A new study ties that high discipline rate to lower graduation rates, and higher crime rates.