Statements about Children
Says that under Rick Perry’s plan, "Texas has cut funding for public schools by 25%."
Says that in 2007, "Oregon ranked 25th -- or 7th from the bottom -- in percentage of children with untreated decay compared to 32 other states with similar data."
"Well over 90 percent of felony cases, all over the nation, are committed by defendants who grew up in father-absent households."
Says Texas lawmakers in 2011 ordered school districts to test every student on their respiratory system and weight.
Wisconsin education agency "urged white students to wear white wristbands ‘as a reminder about your (white) privilege.’ "
Assertions that it makes no difference whether children are raised by heterosexual or homosexual parents have been "shattered by the latest and best social science and research."
When students leave our high schools and they go to the community college, 70-75 percent of them have to pay to take remedial math.
"Very few men outlive their own fertility."
"Do you know that, statistically, when you take the SAT a second time, one third of the people that take the SAT, even if they've been studying, will get a lower score than they did the first time around?"
Says indoor workers get "less UV than outdoor workers, but they get more melanomas."
Says "Studies show the average age of entry into prostitution is 12 to 14 years old."
Says if Congress doesn’t avoid the sequester, "tens of thousands of parents will have to scramble to find child care for their kids."
If the sequester hits, "hundreds of thousands of Americans will lose access to primary care and preventive care like flu vaccinations and cancer screenings."
"Every dollar we invested in high-quality, early education programs can save more than $7 later on by boosting graduation rates, reducing teen pregnancy, even reducing crime."
"Lots of studies seem to indicate that minors find it very easy to get marijuana, easier than to get alcohol."
"When the Affordable Care Act was signed, 17 million American children" had a pre-existing condition and were "uninsurable."
"This is the first time since Roe was decided in 1973 that a court has granted personhood status to the preborn."
In 2010, 2,694 young people were killed by gunfire. 1,773 were victims of homicide; 67 were elementary school-age children.
"One out of every four students fails to earn a high school diploma. In our major cities across America, half of our kids don’t graduate."
Says the Portland Children’s Levy holds its "administrative expenses to less than 5 percent."
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