Statements about Education
"Of our 98,000 teachers who are K-12, over 53,000 of those teachers today are over 50 years old."
"Under Republican Governor Chris Christie, tolls cost more. Train and bus rides cost more. College tuition goes up. But Christie protected a tax cut for millionaires."
"70,000 three-year-olds and four-year-olds across America will lose access to the preschool Head Start program. ... 2,000 in the state of Florida alone."
"Four balanced budgets in a row, with no new taxes for anyone. The best job growth in 12 years. Nearly 130,000 new private-sector jobs. Merit pay to reward New Jersey’s best teachers, and the most education funding ever."
Says "Did you know that if you accepted the District's proposal today you would have NO pay increase for 4 years? Seven years of frozen wages = Disrespect."
University of Wisconsin System's reserves are in the "mid- to low-range" of comparable university systems.
Then-Gov. Carl Sanders put 56 percent of the state budget into education, a figure that has not been achieved since.
Says that under Rick Perry’s plan, "Texas has cut funding for public schools by 25%."
Says Gov. Rick Scott allowed Republican legislators to cut his teacher pay raise proposal by 60 percent.
Says state’s mandated tests come from an English company.
Says opponents of proposed Austin school district bonds say the district’s "debt load doubles with these new bonds."
Says proponents of a bond package for the Austin school district say the district has the second-lowest bond tax rate "among the Central Texas area school districts."
"Every Florida teacher gets a pay raise."
"Over half" of science, technology, engineering and mathematics students "receiving advanced degrees are not citizens of the United States of America."
"Texas ranks 49th in per-pupil funding among the states."
Says 315,000 mostly minority Texas students are enrolled in failing schools.
"Schools in some states are spending up to 100 days a year doing test-prep or actual testing."
Says Texas ranks 49th nationally in "what we are doing to support our per-pupil investment in education in the state."
Says Texas "school systems" lose 45 days a year on testing.
Says Texas lawmakers in 2011 ordered school districts to test every student on their respiratory system and weight.
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