Governor Abbott Statement On Senate Passage Of HB 4

May 7, 2015 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

Governor Greg Abbott today issued the following statement regarding the Texas Senate’s passage of House Bill 4, an initiative declared an emergency item by the governor that will implement high-quality education standards for Texas Pre-K students:

“The process of elevating our state’s education system to be first in the nation begins in the critical early learning years of Texas children and I applaud the Texas Senate for getting us one step closer to ensuring HB 4 becomes law. Today’s vote is essential to implementing high-quality education standards for Texas Pre-K students, providing them with the tools necessary to succeed, and improving accountability and transparency measures for participating Pre-K programs across the state. Working together we can – and will – strengthen the foundation for the future success of our state’s early education system for generations to come.”