Promise Kept rulings on the Abbott-O-Meter
"Because this is strategic spending on certain areas, it should reduce the cost of health care in the state in the long term." Abbott specified his desire to spend $50 million more on women's health care.
"I will sign whichever open carry bill withstands the legislative process and makes it to my desk."
The final decision to allow guns to be carried on campuses should be left to individual institutions.
"I'm proposing that all state elected officials be required to disclose more about their sources of income and to disclose any contracts they, or their family members, have with state agencies or local government bodies."
"Teachers and parents know far better how to educate our children than do a bunch of bureaucrats in Austin or Washington, D.C."
"Many states have implemented an A through F rating system for individual campuses with great success." Each campus website should show the school's A through F rating and other indicators of success.
“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.”
"With a $2 million appropriation, teams of expert teacher mentors could be deployed to poor-performing schools to coach educators by teaching alongside them in the classroom."
Provide $15 million a year to help teachers master tenets of careful, consistent and systematic reading instruction.
Launching literacy achievement academies would renew, and build on, a program initiated in the 1990s at the urging of then-Gov. George W. Bush.
"The" math achievement "academies would consist of four to five days of collaborative, research-based professional development training for math teachers across the state."
"To improve campus leadership, the state should offer financial support that enables public school principals and others in leadership positions to receive optional advanced leadership training."
Public colleges and universities should be required to give college credit to high-school students scoring 3 or better on AP exams, potentially saving students and parents tuition money.