Statements about Children

"Florida ranks first in the nation for access to free prekindergarten."

In Florida "we have 75,000 on (a) waiting list for child care and 23,000 on waiting lists" for community care for the elderly.

"Over 12,000 school kids were arrested in Florida. It makes Florida the nation's leader in that area."

"70,000 three-year-olds and four-year-olds across America will lose access to the preschool Head Start program. ... 2,000 in the state of Florida alone."

President Obama’s education "solution" includes an effort to "nationalize curriculum."

Says Ron Saunders "made the choice to stand with Rick Scott" on expanding school vouchers, restricting scholarships and giving tax breaks to the wealthy.

FCAT tests "account for less than 1 percent of the instructional time provided during the year."  

The congressional district for Miami-Dade and Broward counties has a "staggering drop-out rate of almost 61 percent."

A proposed U.S. Labor Department rule for children working on farms "would even ban youth from operating a battery-powered screwdriver or a pressurized garden hose."

Says Connie Mack "failed to pay his child support."

Says Newt Gingrich "co-sponsored a bill with Nancy Pelosi that would have given $60 million a year to a U.N. program supporting China’s brutal one-child policy."

"It is a greater crime to have an untagged alligator than to host an open house party (for kids)."

"Every person on death row was a foster kid."

"Before this (federal health care) law was enacted, Florida parents ... were able to purchase inexpensive 'child-only' coverage for their children. The law’s 'consumer protections' have now eliminated that choice in Florida."

The American Academy of Pediatrics "supports banning guns."

"There currently are 825,000 student stations sitting empty across Florida in every district and at every grade level."

"What is the maximum number of students allowed in your classroom? ... 30 or more!"  

When Tallahassee politicians and bureaucrats tried to run our schools, "I've stood up to them to protect local control."

"Last year, (Bill McCollum) spent more than $2.2 million dollars to produce and air campaign-style TV ads where you were featured in almost every frame."

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