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.

Reform 2001 law authorizing in-state college tuition for unauthorized residents

On the stump, Abbott called the 2001 tuition law "flawed" and said he would not veto a bill to repeal it. But he did not outline how he would suggest fixing it.