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Abbott kicks off round tables on education

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Attorney General Greg Abbott is now shifting his campaign to focus on education---kicking off a series of classroom round table discussions in Plano Tuesday. It's the first time the Republican front-runner in the race for governor has zeroed in on the topic.

Sen. Wendy Davis---the lead Democrat in the race--has long been vocal about her support for state education reform.

"We're here because we want every child, no matter where they start in Texas, to receive a world-class education,” Davis said.

Her opponent, Abbott, has previously had appealing the Affordable Care Act on the top of his list. For the first time in his campaign Abbott is aggressively working to show Texans his stance on education.

At various campaign stops the attorney general has mentioned the need for education reform, and that teachers should have more flexibility in how they teach. He is now preparing to unveil his overall plan for the state's education system.

While serving in the Senate, Davis staged a filibuster in 2011 to temporarily block $5.4 billion in education cuts.

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