Statements about Education

"If you are born poor in America, we rank ninth or tenth in our citizens’ ability to climb up through that ladder and get themselves into the middle class."

Cuyahoga County "passed a program to guarantee a college savings account for every single child who enters kindergarten in this county -- the first county in the United States to do so."

Says Gov. John Kasich can remove the president of the State Board of Education.

Says that Josh Mandel voted to let insurance companies deny coverage for autism

Lorain "is the poorest urban school district in the state of Ohio."

Says the health care reform bill was paid for, in part, by taking money from students and the student loan system.

Says the average Ohio student graduates from a four-year college or university with nearly $27,000 in tuition debt.

"Student loan rates set to double because a Democratic-controlled Congress voted to double them."

"99.97 percent of the kids live in poverty that attend Cleveland public schools."

"The (Jackson) plan (for reforming Cleveland schools) lacks any data or methods proven to raise student achievement."

A bill delaying the start of classes until Labor Day would permit school districts "to shave 5 full weeks off the school year."

"One generation ago we led the world in college graduation. We're 16th today."

"One-third of our college grads leave Ohio within three years."

Every 1 percent increase in the number of Ohioans with bachelor’s degrees "means economic activity growing the next year and for each year thereafter (by) $2.5 billion dollars."

"We are in the bottom 10 in dollars in the classroom and the top 10 in dollars in the bureaucracy and red tape."

"In Senate Bill 5, there is this new method of evaluating teachers. … You’re also going to be rated on what the parents think of you and they can send questionnaires and surveys home to parents."

"Ohio ranks 46th in the country in putting dollars in the classroom."

"We (Democrats) have made steady progress creating jobs and improving our schools."

"Education Week rates Ohio schools in the top five in the nation."

"In Ohio, we invested in our children, raising school funding by 5.5 percent in the last budget."

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