Protect the Top 10% Rule for Texans: A Critical Law Providing Opportunities for Students across Texas


This testimony was submitted to the Texas Senate Committee on Higher Education during the 87th Texas Legislature on April 28, 2021.

This document expresses UnidosUS opposition to SB 1091 by State Senator Creighton (R-Conroe), which seeks to weaken the state’s Top 10% Rule which allows for most high school students graduating in the top 10% of their class to be automatically admitted to Texas public colleges and universities. The cap put into place by SB 1091 would make attending public universities more difficult for high school students across the state who have worked hard and done their best with the opportunities they have. It would also reduce the racial, socioeconomic, and geographic diversity that are so important in schools.


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