DISD Superintendent Hinojosa's In D.C. This Morning Testifying Before Senate
I just tuned in as Hinojosa was wrapping up his initial testimony, and he was talking about how students who speak Spanish can "fool you." Which is to say: They may address a teacher in English, but "that doesn't mean they can read or write -- it takes time to acquire these skills," said Hinojosa. The hearing is being broadcast live, and the super will no doubt return when the committee begins asking questions to the panel.
Update at 9:50 a.m.: I asked DISD spokesman Jon Dahlander for a copy of Hinojosa's prepared remarks for this morning's Senate committee hearing. They follow after the jump. Superintendent Michael Hinojosa's Testimony to Senate