The U.S. Supreme Court is about to make a decision that could affect college admissions across the country. And Texas’ Top 10 Percent Rule plays a starring role. On this episode of Reveal, we explain how an attempt to boost diversity in Texas colleges could, paradoxically, end affirmative action. We also take a long look at the Top 10 Percent Rule and whether it gets students from diverse backgrounds to attend the state's top public universities.
We’ll hear from two high-achieving young Texans: Genesis Morales and Grayson Rutherford. They’re college-bound students who attend high schools only 10 miles from one another but whose experiences are worlds apart.
This story is a collaboration between The Texas Tribune and Reveal, a public radio show and podcast from The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX.
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