Monday, April 16, 2012

Texas Affirmative Action Ban: Study Finds Hispanics Are More Underrepresented In Texas Universities

Huffington Post
Latino Voices
Posted: 04/12/2012 1:36 pm Updated: 04/12/2012 5:35 pm

Changes to college admission policy in Texas may be leaving some out - namely Hispanics, according to a study conducted by Princeton researchers Dr. Angel Harris and Dr. Maria Tienda.

Under Texas's new Top 10 Percent program, public universities must enroll students based on their performance in comparison to their high school classmates, rather than with all applicants. The new policy ensures that high school students at the top of their class are admitted, with aims to enroll more students from "poor communities."

But some argue that this policy is not as effective as the prior affirmative action at selecting a racially and ethnically diverse student body.

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