I have written quite a bit about the state of education in Texas, most recently in story #2 here.
That being said, I just have to share this:
I opened a new book last night. It's the first in a dystopian trilogy about "normal" humans who are in conflict with a small subset of humans called "Brilliants."
Just a few paragraphs in, I came across this sentence: "Sure, because there are no brilliants in Texas."
I shot tea out my nose.