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Received this e-mail today from State Senator Wendy Davis' (D. TX) gubernatorial campaign today:
Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, speaks as she begins a filibuster in an effort to kill an abortion bill, Tuesday, June 25, 2013, in Austin, Texas. The bill would ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy and force many clinics that perform the procedure to upgrade their facilities and be classified as ambulatory surgical centers.  (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
This week, Texas students began another round of standardized STAAR tests. At the same time, Greg Abbott continues promoting his education plan to force four-year-old students into standardized testing.

It’s a method that replaces the discovery of early learning with teaching to a test. It subjects preschoolers to a high-stakes exam and ties the results to education funding in schools. And it picks and chooses which Texas children have access to a quality education.

Abbott’s plan is really and truly a giveaway to the standardized testing industry in Texas. Children in pre-K should be coloring with crayons, not filling in bubbles with number two pencils.

I believe all Texas children should have access to a quality education -- and that’s what I will fight for as Governor.

If you agree, add your name today to send a message: Four-year-old children should not be taking high-stakes standardized tests.

All Texas children should have access to a quality education. That’s what I believe -- and that’s what I will strive to achieve as Governor.

Thank you for your support today.


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Originally posted to pdc on Thu Apr 24, 2014 at 12:59 PM PDT.

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