HOUSTON (AP) - Republican Greg Abbott says that as Texas governor he would seek bonuses for high school teachers whose students perform well on college readiness exams.
Abbott on Wednesday called for paying teachers up to $2,000 a year extra if their students perform well on advanced placement tests. Texas consistently ranks near the bottom nationally in average teacher pay, according to many groups that track classroom salaries.
Abbott unveiled the second part of his education platform at a Houston high school. He's also calling for individual school campuses to receive A through F ratings so that parents can better judge school performance.
The longtime Texas attorney general faces Democrat Wendy Davis in November.
Her campaign didn't immediately comment on Abbott's latest classroom proposals but has been critical of his pre-kindergarten plans.
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