Friday, March 6th, 2015

Statements about Education

Half-True

Still behind 2007 if you account for inflation

Mostly False

A rug art project, yes, but no proof of praying

Half-True

Figure is credible but not unassailable

False

No evidence that students shoulder that much of a burden

False

Bush meant to say one-third fail the test

Mostly False

The official dropout rate is in the single digits

Half-True

Both came to support it after opposing it

Mostly False

The evidence doesn't add up to 3,000

Mostly True

Precise number of averted layoffs difficult to pinpoint

Half-True

Yes, but Crist holds record per pupil

Mostly False

The rate didn't go up, but collections will

Half-True

Crist and Scott both cut Bright Futures

Mostly False

Mostly flat during Scott's time, then a small increase

Half-True

The cuts did occur, but any causal relationship is murky

Mostly False

Teacher jobs declined in recession but precise layoff number hard to pinpoint