September 29, 2018/Media, Press

FACT CHECK | Greg Abbott on Education

Texas public schools are on their own with Gov. Abbott

Property taxes are high, because Abbott fails to fund education

Abbott allowed Texas to illegally excluded thousands of children from Special Education

Under Abbott, Texas schools ranked 40th among the states heading into 2017

  • In 2016, “Education Week, a newspaper that covers K-12 education, ranked Texas 43rd among 50…The newspaper grades states in three categories: chance for success, school finance and K-12 achievement.”
  • “The grades don’t look good for the Lone Star State. Overall, Texas got a C-. It got the same grade for student achievement in grades K-12. It posted a C on students’ chance for success later in life. But on school finance, Texas got a D.”

Abbott’s broken promise to teachers