Our children are the future of Texas, and their success tomorrow depends on their ability to excel in the classroom today. As Lt. Governor, David Dewhurst has been a strong champion of education reform. While he has worked to dramatically increase funding for education in Texas, David has also demanded better results from our public schools and universities. He worked to increase educational standards, phase-out the TAKS test, provide merit pay for the best teachers and control the skyrocketing college tuition.