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How Dallas’ Poorest Kids Could Be Left Behind Under Texas’ Voucher Plan

Peyton Salters loves his teachers at his South Dallas school. At 4 years old, he’s already learning to read.

But his mom, Keishana Salters, worries Dallas ISD could one day shut it down because of poor test scores. She wants Peyton in a stable school that pushes him.

Nearby charter schools have waiting lists. And private schools? The costs make them unimaginable, unattainable.

Another big problem: There isn’t one nearby.

How much choice families really have still depends largely on where they live, a Dallas Morning News analysis found.