Texas State Representative Senfronia Thompson Gives Her "Little Dog" Report From The State Capitol

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Top 10 % Rule under attack!

The "Top 10% Rule" has been in effect for the past 10 years. It allows students from Texas high schools who graduate in the T0p 10 % of their graduating class automatic admission to public universities in Texas. This rule has enabled minority students, students from rural and smaller school districts across the state to attend the University of Texas and Texas A&M in greater numbers than in previous years.

But this legislative session, the Top 10 % Rule has come under attack. HB 212 by Beverly Woolley would eliminate the "Top 10% Rule." It also does not provide any alternative for students who may benefit from this rule. So, minority students and students from smaller and rural school districts would be left out in the cold. In addition to Rep. Woolley's bill there are several other bills that limit or cap the number of students admitted to public universities under the Top 10% Rule.


  • At 3:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    You want to know how to eliminate the problem? The state needs to fund Texas Tech University and a few other Texas state schools very heavily, and cut down on on funding UT and A&M. The real problem is that too many students want to go to either UT or A&M. Make those two schools more expensive, and make Tech and the other schools more prestigious by enhancing their program, and then there will be plenty of room at A&M and UT.


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