June 23, 2000
George W. Bush's Mixed Record on Higher Education in Texas
He's signed important legislation, but his role has been minimal
In the fall of 1996, six months after a federal court barred Texas colleges from considering race in admissions decisions, a group of professors, legislative aides, and civil-rights activists gathered in the office of State Rep. Irma Rangel.
They decided they had to do something to prevent minority enrollments from