Statements about Education
"Right now, 50 percent of Florida students leaving high school cannot read at grade level."
"Nationwide tuition at public universities is up almost 300 percent ... in the last 20 years."
"91 percent of Latinos support the DREAM Act, which allows undocumented youth to attend college," but Marco Rubio opposes it.
There are 86 languages spoken at Miami Dade College.
"My recommended budget includes $1 billion in new state funding for education."
Says Anthropology is a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) field.
Slot machines in Miami-Dade and Broward counties have generated 20 percent of the promised $500 million per year for schools.
Says U.S. Senate candidate Adam Hasner "cited his efforts to weaken pro-life and school choice legislation as unequivocal proof that he’s a moderate."
"The academic achievements of our student-athletes are mentioned in the same breath and spirit as Notre Dame and Stanford."
"Today we stand as the highest-performing urban school district in America."
"Since 1990, in inflation-adjusted dollars, per-student funding of the (Florida) state university system from general revenue has dropped by about $4,000."
"Seven of the 10" school districts with the lowest graduation rate for African-American boys in the country are in Florida.
Says students who receive free or reduced lunch are "performing just as well" as students who do not.
Says Rick Scott's proposed budget "would lay off 20,000 teachers."
Says Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s cuts to education are the same as his proposed corporate income tax rate reduction.
Says "union bosses" bused protesters to a Central Florida education protest.
"We closed that plant down. It was a $27 million-dollar plant, operating full steam, and we closed it down."
Americans, in the last 30 years, "have more than doubled the amount of money we are spending per child (on education) … and the results have gotten worse, not better."
Says he never said he would keep education funding the same.
"Whether you like to admit it or not, half our general revenue goes to education."
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