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ERIC Number: EJ782079
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3737
Higher Education Policy as Secondary School Reform: Texas Public High Schools after "Hopwood"
Domina, Thurston
Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, v29 n3 p200-217 2007
The higher education diversity programs that Texas enacted after "Hopwood v. University of Texas" banned affirmative action had unexpected positive consequences for the state's high schools. The Texas top 10% law, the Longhorn Opportunity Scholarship and Century Scholarship programs, and the Towards Excellence, Access and Success Grant program each explicitly linked postsecondary opportunities to high school performance and clearly articulated that link to students across the state. As a result, these programs worked as K-16 school reforms, using college opportunities as incentives to improve educational outcomes at the high school level. Using panel data describing Texas high schools between 1993 and 2002, the author demonstrates that Texas's post-Hopwood higher education policies redistributed college-related activity at public high schools and boosted high school students' academic engagement. (Contains 6 tables and 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas