Texas Schools Crack Down on Youth Vaping with Disciplinary Alternative Education Programs

HOUSTON, TX – Since the implementation of a new Texas law aimed at curbing youth vaping, hundreds of students in Houston-area school districts have been sent to disciplinary alternative education programs, a move that some school administrators and advocates are questioning as too harsh. House Bill 114, which went into effect on September 1, requires public schools to remove any student caught with an e-cigarette and send them to a separate center designated for students in serious trouble. According to data collected by the Chronicle, in the largest five school districts in the Houston region, … Read more