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What is Greg Abbott’s Education Policy?

Keep Dragging Texas Kids Through Court

Today, Texas kids from over 600 school districts – rural, urban and suburban from every region of our state – were dragged before the Texas Supreme Court to fight for their basic rights under our state constitution.

Who are they up against? Attorneys representing Governor Greg Abbott and other Texas state leaders.

For over four years, Greg Abbott and other state leaders have led a court house assault on Texas kids and their families.

Forget Greg Abbott’s rhetoric about "world class education" in Texas. His actions tell the real story. First as state Attorney General and now as Governor, Abbott has refused to abide by our state’s constitution which says:

Sec. 1.  SUPPORT AND MAINTENANCE OF SYSTEM OF PUBLIC FREE SCHOOLS.  A general diffusion of knowledge being essential to the preservation of the liberties and rights of the people, it shall be the duty of the Legislature of the State to establish and make suitable provision for the support and maintenance of an efficient system of public free schools.

Instead, Abbott has used state tax dollars and countless legal maneuvers to undermine Texas kids and their parents.

Here are the facts:

Abbott could end school litigation

If he wanted, Greg Abbott could call on Attorney General Ken Paxton to immediately withdraw the state’s appeal to the Texas Supreme Court and move to settle the lawsuit. The Legislature could be called into session to adopt the provisions of the settlement.

Until Greg Abbott calls for a settlement, it can be fairly assumed that he is leading the assault against Texas kids and their right to a good education.