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Perry urges revision of top 10% law

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - With time running out in the Legislature, Gov. Rick Perry is urging that lawmakers change the state's top 10% law for college admissions.

Perry, after speaking at a University of Texas System regents ceremony Wednesday, said there's still time for action before the Legislature adjourns June 1.

He said UT-Austin in particular needs relief from the law giving automatic admission to Texas students who graduate in the top 10% of their high school class. He says the brightest students often leave Texas for other states because of it.

The Senate voted to cap top 10% admission at 60% of a university's entering freshman class. The House hasn't approved the measure.

The top 10% limitation bills are SB175 and HB52.

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