During recent campaign stops in San Antonio, El Paso and other Texas cities, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott promised to make education in the Lone Star State number one in the United States if the voters elect him governor in November of 2014. Abbott, whose AG's office has collected more child support than any other state in history, has a strong resume for protecting the rights of children.
Besides heading up an aggressive child support unit, he was also the architect of the successful prosecution of several FLDS leaders who were convicted of sexually assaulting children in the Yearning for Zion compound in the oil fields of West Texas near San Angelo. While Arizona and Utah dismissed their prosecutions of the polygamous Fundamentalist Latter Days Saints leaders, Abbott made sure Texas was the only state to bring a halt to the dreadful practices of marrying and then sexually assaulting children by men in their 50s and 60s. Leader Warren Jeffs was sentenced to several life sentences after being arrested while being on the FBI's ten most wanted list.
While his record for protecting children as the 50th attorney general for Texas is unmatched, he has expressed his determination to help the children of Texas when he's governor by strengthening the public school system, saying he wants to be sure sufficient funding is provided to make the state number one in the nation.
He met with education leaders in both San Antonio and El Paso while discussing ways to improve the current system. He praised the IDEA public charter school system which has grown in the Valley section of the state for its outstanding record in preparing its students for college. Texas best Attorney General said he is excited about becoming governor so he can work hard to improve the opportunities of all children in the state.
His wife, who is a former schoolteacher and principal, is very familiar with the problems teachers and students encounter in modern day America, and can provide valuable input on the situation.
Abbott recently said he envisioned the charter schools as welcome competition to other schools in the public system because excellence is promoted when the students have options of where they want to attend school. School officials told Abbott that several public school districts have advertised they are as good as the IDEA schools which he said indicated to him the charter schools can be a valuable complement to the traditional system.
In another recent interview Abbott promised to drive a stake through the heart of CSCOPE and Common Core, two organizations which have provided lessons characterizing the Boston Tea Party Patriots of the American Revolution as "terrorists" and encouraged students to design Socialist flags in class. Also of concern to many parents has been refusal of CSCOPE officials to allow them to even see the lessons being taught their students. Another lesson had students dress up in Muslim attire and told pupils how to convert from Christianity to Islam.
One Wichita Falls, Tex., mother was concerned her daughter would come to doubt everything she'd been taught in her church by the pastor. CSCOPE sneaked in under the radar of the Texas education officials by falsely claiming it was a non-profit organization. It is not. Now is one of those times of crisis in our education system that demands a strong man like Abbott to step forward and stop the proliferation of this propaganda which falsifies the history of this country and the world.
Abbott's promises to protect Texas schoolchildren is enouraging. He is the only candidate for governor who has vowed to fight against further infiltration of the school system by CSCOPE and its sister Common Core. And he has shown he will fight to defend religious rights as he went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court to protect the right of Texans to have a momument of the Ten Commandments on the capital grounds in Austin.
His Democratic opponent Wendy Davis made her name by filibustering against an anti-abortion bill in the Texas Legislature in the summer of 2013. She was arguing in favor of allowing abortions after a mother is pregnant for 20 months which results in millions of deaths of children. She has received millions of dollars of contributions from out of state because of her pro-abortion stance and was interviewed by CNN, MSNBC and other national news shows.
While Abbott has raised millions, it appears Davis is doing the same, and the outcome of the governor's race could be influenced by her many out of state fundraisers.
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