Numbers are correct, but housing bubble hurt Florida more than Texas after his tenure
Says that during his eight years as Florida governor, "we created 1.3 million net new jobs -- more jobs created than Texas."
Experts offered nuance
"There are more poor people today as a percentage of our population than the 1970s."
Actually Pennsylvania is No. 2
Florida has the most concealed weapon permits in the nation, "nearly double that of the second state, which is Texas."
State closed white-black gap for certain years
Florida is "one of the few states that has actually had a narrowing of the achievement gap based on income, or based on race or ethnicity."
Data is a bit fuzzy, but a safe estimate
"Millions of people have given up looking for work altogether."
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50 is the new zero
The Orange County, Florida, school board "voted to make it impossible for a student to receive a grade below 50."
Because the courts are slow
"By some estimates, as few as 2 percent of the 50,000 (Central American) children who have crossed the border illegally this year have been sent home."
Bush gets a B+ on this claim
"U.S. teenagers have now fallen behind their counterparts in Ireland, Poland and even Vietnam in math and science."
Fertile ground for a fact-check
"Immigrants are more fertile."
Don't let a human drive the driverless car
"Already, a prototype driverless car has traveled more than 300,000 miles in the crowded maze of California streets without a single accident."
Hispanic Republicans more than doubled in the House
"A record number of Hispanics were elected to the U.S House of Representatives..."
Reading test scores have improved dramatically
"In 1998, nearly half of Florida's fourth-graders were functionally illiterate. Today, 72% of them can read."
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