Abbott Calls for Hands-Off Approach to Education Reform

During his keynote remarks at a Texas Public Policy Foundation event Friday, Attorney General Greg Abbott said the state should get government mandates “off the backs” of Texas teachers and give parents more educational options for their children.

“We must give teachers training, mentoring, support and encouragement so that they can truly educate rather than forcing them to teach to so many tests,” said Abbott, a Republican who is running for governor. “We must move away from a system driven by regulations and bureaucracy to one driven by aspiration and achievement.”

He said Texas needed a hands-off approach to education ...

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