Statements about Education

Says Charlie Crist "implemented Jeb Bush’s A+ Plan."

"In 2006, Charlie Crist opposed in-state tuition for illegal immigrants."

"Charlie Crist signed into law an automatic 15 percent annual tuition increase that put college further out of reach for many Floridians."

Says Rick Scott presided over cuts to the Bright Futures college scholarship program.

"We have been teaching these (Common Core) standards in Florida schools since 2010."

"Rick Scott tried to slash school funding by $3.3 billion."

For educational testing, Florida "has chosen a company that has a significant history of promoting identification of the GLBT lifestyle for children as young as seven years old."

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

"All of Florida's four-year state colleges now offer bachelor's degrees for only $10,000."

"Florida high schools are four out of the top 10 in the entire United States."

"The $18.8 billion in funding for K-12 education funding is the highest in Florida history and includes a record $10.6 billion in state funds."

Says Rick Scott "cut education by $1.3 billion" in his first year, then "in his second year he decreases funding by $300 million to our state universities."

Charlie Crist stopped "layoffs of some 20,000 school teachers during the global economic meltdown."

Says Rick Scott "didn’t even come to his own education summit. But he did take time to go to the tea party convention the same week."

For the state of Florida, "there is not an additional cost with implementation of the Common Core standards."

Common Core is being "used by the Obama Administration to turn the Department of Education into what is effectively a national school board."

"Common Core expects English teachers to spend at least half of their reading instructional time at every grade level on informational texts."

The goal of Common Core is "to instill federally determined attitudes and mindsets in students including political and religious beliefs."

Teachers were not involved in developing the Common Core State Standards.

Common Core means "there are over 300 data elements the government is going to be collecting about your children and about you."

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