Statements about Education

"Gov. Deal has the worst record on education in the history of this state."

"Even when all other state agencies took cuts, Gov. [Nathan] Deal increased education spending every year."    

"The numbers make it clear that Georgia voters are increasingly taking advantage of early voting opportunities."

"Nathan Deal cut the HOPE scholarship program so that literally 100,000 Georgians will not be able to go to college or get technical training that they so badly needed to raise -- you know, give them a chance at a good job."

Says Democratic candidate for state school superintendent Alisha Thomas Morgan voted to slash funding for the preschool programs for disabled and special needs students.

State Rep. Elena Parent "supported Governor Nathan Deal’s plan to slash the HOPE scholarship."  

David Perdue supports Common Core

Seventy-two percent of Georgians did not have a chance to finish college.

Says restoring Georgia pre-k to a 180-day program was a "real result" of his leadership.

"In order to pass the CRCT in Georgia, you simply have to get half of the answers correct."

The Austin Independent School District’s graduation rate reached an all-time high of 82.5 percent in 2012.

"Since 2009, Georgia's public schools have lost nearly 9,000 classroom teachers while the number of students has gone up."

"Right now, we only keep 50 percent of Georgia Tech's graduates."

"During my administration, funding for education has increased by over $930 million."

Fifty-three percent of graduates from liberal arts colleges these days can’t find jobs.

"We have about six school districts that are in school 140 to 150 days this year."

Georgia "spends in the top 10 nationally on education, yet, most of our education metrics hover in the bottom five."

When SACS came back to the DeKalb County School District to give a midterm review, we got straight A’s.

On support for Common Core education standards

"Governor Deal has increased education spending every year he’s been in office."  

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