Colleges Say Privacy Laws Hinder Class-Rank Admissions Plans

Citing federal privacy laws, officials in Texas and California -- two of the three states that guarantee admission to public colleges to top-ranked high-school students -- have refused to share the names of some of the students with the colleges. As a result, college admissions directors said the class-rank laws that are intended to enlarge the pool of minority students could actually be missing hundreds of eligible students.

California, Florida, and Texas