Bill headed to House could change Top Ten Percent Law

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - The Texas Senate passed a bill that will change the "Top Ten Percent Rule" if it makes it through the House.

The Bill sets the maximum number of top-ten percent students a university must admit at 50 percent of the incoming freshman.

Some said the bill would only keep more East Texas kids from going to college.

"As disappointing as it is, it's not surprising.  Although, it's not law yet, we think our redemption still lies in the House of Representative," said Lufkin ISD Superintendent Roy Knight.

He said the solution is to create more top tier universities, not to keep rural public school students from getting an education beyond high school.

The Bill goes to the House next for consideration.

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