Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott was at the University of Texas at Dallas Tuesday to talk about his higher education plan.
Abbott said Texas must become No. 1 for higher education.
He said his plan is for public colleges and universities to give college credit to high school students who score 3 or higher on AP exams.
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In order to elevate colleges and universities to top rankings in the nation, Abbott also proposed block scheduling for community colleges.
While in Richardson, he sat down with NBC 5 to talk about several other topics, including Governor Perry’s indictments.
"A governor has a constitutional right to exercise a veto. And I have never seen a situation where a governor can be indicted for exercising a veto right," said Abbott.
With election season in high gear, the latest Rasmussen poll shows Abbott leading State Senator Wendy Davis by 8 points, with 12 percent undecided.
"I feel good but I don't take anything for granted. I have to go out and earn every single vote, and that is exactly what I will do for the next two months," added Abbott.