Castillo: State's shortage of top-tier public university campuses hurts students
Jaime Castillo Express-News
A chairman of the State Board of Education who doesn't want schoolchildren to learn "crazy" Chinese words, unless they're useful for ordering takeout;
Barnhill has an A average, plays soccer and takes a load of Advanced Placement courses.
Yet, because the North East Independent School District ranks its students differently from other districts, Barnhill likely won't finish in the top 10 percent, which guarantees admission at any of the state's public universities.