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Resource ID: #18312
Subject: Minorities
Source: Texas Observer (Austin, Texas)
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Date: 8-Jul

Description

Texas Observer examines the advantages and disadvantages of the higher education "top ten percent plan" adopted by the state legislature. The plan gives high-school students in the top ten percent of their classes an opportunity to go to college disregarding their SAT scores. The story looks at an academic comparison among students on the percent plan and those accepted on the basis of their test performance, and finds that their average GPA is similar. The author finds that the plan has helped diversify higher education, but does not have the potential to solve the educational inequity at the high school level.

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