Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Amy Sherman

Reporter

Amy Sherman is a reporter for the Miami Herald.

Email: asherman@miamiherald.com

The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Amy Sherman

Half-True

Still behind 2007 if you account for inflation

Mostly False

Some anti-pot votes but not to jail the dying

Half-True

Figure is credible but not unassailable

False

No evidence that students shoulder that much of a burden

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