Promises about Children on Abbott-O-Meter

Offer additional aid to school districts with high-quality prekindergarten programs

“Expanding the population of students served by existing state-funded programs without addressing the quality of existing prekindergarten instruction or how it is being delivered would be an act of negligence and waste.”

Require school districts with prekindergarten to assess student performance twice annually

Districts would choose methods of assessing prekindergarten students at the start and finish of each school year from a list of approaches developed by the state.

Let into law repeal of 2001 change authorizing in-state college tuition for unauthorized residents

On the stump, Abbott called the 2001 tuition law "flawed," but did not outline the problems or how he would suggest fixing them.