Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott today unveiled the fourth and final phase of his “Educating Texans” policy plan in Dallas. In remarks delivered at the University of Texas at Dallas, Abbott emphasized the importance of increasing the affordability and accessibility of higher education. Abbott offered reforms that will ensure more students graduate on time, hold public colleges and universities accountable for student outcomes and leverage technology and online learning, ultimately allowing Texas universities to become among the very best in the nation.
“We must help every Texan climb the ladder of success,” Abbott said in discussing his vision for Texas’ higher education system. “We do that by making higher education more affordable for more Texas families, graduating more students on time and by elevating our colleges and universities to the top ranks in the nation. If Texas is to continue to lead the nation in job creation, we must also lead in education — from pre-k through 12th grade and to college and beyond. My ’Educating Texans’ plan is the first of many steps to get us there.”