Elevating Education

Education is essential to preserve liberty. We must continue to invest in early education and higher education, and expand school choice in Texas. Our goal is to give teachers the tools and resources they need to help our children succeed.

Priorities

High-Quality PreK

The purpose of funding high-quality PreK is to set higher standards, evaluate their effectiveness and eliminate what doesn’t work. It ensures PreK works rather than wastes taxpayer money.

Governor's University Research Initiative (GURI)

We are continuing our mission to advance Texas universities to be among the best in the nation. Recruiting internationally renowned researchers elevates our universities, spurs economic development and helps create jobs.

School Finance

School finance is not about financing our schools. It’s about providing our students with the best education possible. With a sense of urgency, we will create better ways to fund education.

School Choice

No child should be in the wrong school because of their zip code. Parents should be empowered to choose the school that’s best for their child.

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Apr 29

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Apr 26

Governor Abbott Rallies For Texas Charter Schools

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Mar 6

Governor Abbott Hosts Reception Recognizing Governor’s University Research Initiative Recruits

Governor Greg Abbott today hosted a reception recognizing researchers recruited through the Governor’s University Research Initiative program (GURI) and officials from Texas universities at the Texas Governor’s Mansion.

Jan 31

Advocates Praise Governor Abbott’s Call For Expanded School Choice

Governor Greg Abbott today listed expanding school choice as one his legislative priorities in his State of the State address.

Jan 31

Higher Education Leaders Praise Governor Abbott’s Call To Fund University Research Initiative

Governor Greg Abbott today listed the Governor’s University Research Initiative (GURI) as one of his legislative priorities in his State of the State Address.

Jan 31

Advocates Praise Governor Abbott’s Call To Invest In Optional, High-Quality PreK

Governor Greg Abbott today listed investing in optional, high-quality PreK programs as one of his legislative priorities in his State of the State Address. PreK advocates were quick to offer praise for the Governor’s call to action:

Jan 24

Governor Abbott Champions School Choice At Annual Education Rally

Governor Greg Abbott today attended and delivered remarks at the Texas School Choice Week Rally where he promoted school choice as “not just a Republican issue or a Democrat issue – it is a civil rights issue.”

Jan 17

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