In an opinion article in the American-Statesman this month, state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte warned that lawmakers could water down academic expectations for students, reducing college admissions.
The San Antonio Democrat suggested that House Bill 5 would make it more likely that high school students take course loads that run short of preparing them for higher education.
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Leticia Van de Putte
Statement: Says Texas high school graduates must pass Algebra II to be eligible for automatic admission to state’s public universities.