From the early days of his primary campaign until today, Bill White has talked about education. While Rick Perry travels the country on his 2012 Presidential tour, Bill White is traveling the state focusing on one of the most important policy challenges facing Texas today: our high school dropout rate.
Can the governor of Texas do anything to combat the state's mediocre high school graduation rate?
Past governors haven't had much success – if they tried at all. And Republican Gov. Rick Perry says he's making progress in cracking the decades-old problem.
But his challenger in the race for governor, Democrat Bill White, contends he would do much more, touting a dropout recovery program he started as mayor of Houston that later spread to Dallas, Fort Worth and other cities.
I will have more on Bill White's extensive focus on dropout rates later this morning…