“Top 10 Percent” Law Encounters New Obstacles
The top 10 percent law was designed to increase access to the state’s top public universities. The law is primarily active in Texas, and gives low-income families to still have a shot at top universities.
Problems arise however, with increasing population: Universities can still only accommodate so many students, forcing many to change their priorities to lower standards. The rule was made to enable African-Americans and Latinos to join top universities and compete, and 20 years after its conception, the law is having problems.