Statements about Education

Says his budget provides "the highest state funding level in history" for education.

Says a recent study shows Florida students are second in the world in fourth grade reading, behind Singapore.

Says Obama doubled funding for the Pell Grant.

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."

"The University of Florida announced this past week that it was dropping its computer science department ... Meanwhile, the athletic budget for the current year is $97.7 million, an increase of more than $2 million from last year."

Says U.S. Rep. Connie Mack "took seven and a half years to finish college."

Pasco County "opened 22 new schools over six years to keep pace with growth in student population and implement the class size amendment."

Pasco County schools have graduation rates "substantially higher than the state average" and dropout rates "below the state average."

"Florida ranks 45th" in the nation for tuition.

"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."

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