Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert and Dallas ISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa must have some pretty strong powers of persuasion.
Last year during Operation Comeback — a program designed to entice high school dropouts to re-enroll in school and earn their diplomas — they convinced 82 dropouts to become students again.
The question, then, is 82 out of how many visits? Still, though, pretty good for a day’s work.
That work involves the two city leaders and their posses going door-to-door with their spiels. One has to imagine these doors have been certified as “welcoming” before Leppert or Hinojosa comes a’calling otherwise it could get a little unpleasant.
Fort Worth school officials plan a similar round of visits, dubbed Prevail to Graduation Project. Not as catchy a name as Dallas’ effort, but a worthy endeavor nonetheless.