Statements about Education

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."  

"While fat-cat bureaucrats at the Department of Education are getting paid an average salary of $102,000 a year, teachers in Georgia are getting paid half of that."

Says there are half as many students in one Georgia technical college than there were two years ago.

"The Georgia Department of Education has implemented a new policy beginning in August that states that public schools will no longer accept credits from home school entities or non-traditional education centers."

"A high school dropout makes on average $19,000 a year, a high school graduate makes $28,000 a year, a college graduate makes $51,000 a year."

A data system that goes along with Common Core is designed to collect up to 400 data points on each child, which can include personally identifiable data.

"Black children constitute 18 percent of the nation's public school population but 40 percent of the children who are suspended or expelled."

Then-Gov. Carl Sanders put 56 percent of the state budget into education, a figure that has not been achieved since.

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