Statements about Education
Says Georgia will send more state money per child to state charter schools and that budget cuts are not applied to those charter schools.
"Clayton County Public Schools recently achieved a milestone that has eluded other
metropolitan districts across the state" by meeting federal guidelines for having a highly qualified staff.
On supporting the charter school amendment.
"We have reduced funding for education the least. They've suffered the least cuts."
Before the HOPE scholarship, "70 percent of the high school students who made 1400 or above on their SAT left the state of Georgia. Now, 70 percent of those stay in the state of Georgia."
Georgia’s HOPE scholarship is "still the richest scholarship program in America."
"[W]hen adjusted for cost of living, Georgia ranks first nationally in teacher salary and benefits."
Siemens has been unable to fill approximately 200 skilled trade positions in metro Atlanta.
"Most of, if not all of, the [DeKalb school construction] projects always came in on or were under budget."
Says the unemployment rate for college graduates is 4.4 percent and over 10 percent for noncollege-educated.
"By fiscal year 2013, the state is expected to wipe through [HOPE scholarship] reserve funds."
In Georgia, "hard-earned lottery dollars are doled out to the scion[s] of wealthy families."
Gains in Atlanta Public Schools scores on a national standardized test lend credence to "dramatic" score increases on state tests.
"The United States death rate is two-and-a-half times higher for those who do not have a high school education."
"Recent international reports show the United States near the bottom among industrialized nations for k-12 academic achievement."
The results of Atlanta Public School’s 2010 and 2011 CRCT tests "have not been questioned."
Atlanta Public Schools’ 2011 CRCT tests were "given under the strictest security possible."
"The state of Georgia is near the bottom among states for SAT scores and graduation rates."
"95 percent of teachers and principals are not implicated in the [Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal] report at all."
"The [Georgia] General Assembly took away the Atlanta Board of Education’s oversight of the superintendent."
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