Public Junior College and School District Partnership Program to Provide Dropout Recovery: Testimony before the Texas State Senate
On April 5, 2011, JFF's Rebecca E. Wolfe testified in support of Texas Senate Bill 975, which "would enable smaller districts—whose need to address their dropout and off-track youth population is no less serious—to join the regional effort already underway." According to Dr. Wolfe:
"To reach its broad reaching and admirable college- and career-readiness goals, Texas must make college and career-readiness a viable option for the nearly 40,000 annual dropouts and thousands more youth who fall off track every year. We at JFF believe that SB975 and SB1261 will continue Texas’s history of strong legislation that supports the recovery of off-track youth and puts them on a path to become fully productive and contributing members of their communities and the state."