Author of effort to peel back Top 10 Percent Rule says his bill is dead

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Texas' Top 10 Percent Rule on college admissions appears poised to survive another legislative session, according to the author of the leading bill to repeal or peel it back. Senate Higher Education Chairman Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, said he doesn't have enough Republican support to get Senate Bill 2119 to the Senate floor. That means the issue is likely dead for 2017, he said. "There weren't the votes," he said. Currently, any student who graduates in the top 10 percent of his or her high school's graduating class receives automatic admission to any public university in the state except the...

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