Still no word when the U.S. Supreme Court will hear the University of Texas race-admissions case, but lawmakers in Austin are hard at work trying to come up with solutions moving forward.
Senator Kel Seliger is sponsoring measures limiting the Board of Regents' power and ultimately washing the state's hands of academic decisions entirely.
“Well it turns out that racial preference is against the law, and what they've done may not be Constitutional,” says the Amarillo Republican. “This just prevents the Legislature from completely taking over their admissions.”
Seliger wants to leave policy decisions up to individual institutions
“This is just to address a situation that could potentially exist coming out of the high court's decision in June,” he says.
The bill already passed the Texas Senate and is awaiting a vote in the House.