It seems like too many Houston-area high school students are spending more time suspended and less time in class.
More than 70 percent of the Top 30 Worst-Behaved High Schools in 2016 belonged to the Houston and Aldine Independent School Districts. That's according to an analysis conducted by the Houston Chronicle using data obtained from the Texas Education Agency.
For most schools, students were disciplined for violating its code of conduct. Drug and fighting-related offenses were next on the list. According to the data, Houston ISD’s worst behaved school in 2016 was Yates with 49 percent of its student body getting in trouble.
On the Factor is Andy Dewy, executive vice president of the Houston Federation of Teachers.