Senate committee advances proposal to gut the top 10 percent rule
By Matthew Watkins A Texas Senate committee voted Wednesday to advance a bill that would substantially weaken the controversial Top 10 Percent Rule — a 20-year-old policy that promises automatic admission into any state university for students who graduate near the top of their high school’s class. Under the new plan, students who finished in the top 10 percent their high school classes would still be promised a spot in some state universities. But schools would be allowed to cap their automatic enrollees at 30 percent of their incoming students. That means many top 10 percenters could be rejected by […]
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