Statements about Education
Wisconsin is "38th in the country in terms of proficiency standards" in student testing.
Jason Carter backed three of Nathan Deal’s budgets but accuses the governor of "underfunding education."
"Kids coming from an affluent background" are "taking advantage of all these student loan programs and grants" while many middle-class families with no connection to college are picking up the tab.
Del. Ben Chafin "took money away" from Southwest Virginia schools while voting to build a "politician's palace."
"More (student-athletes) graduate than the students who aren't student-athletes."
The cost of "college education has gone up 1,200 percent since 1978."
"In 1978, a student who worked a minimum-wage summer job could afford to pay a year's full tuition at the 4-year public university of their choice."
Africa is spending "the highest percentage of their GDP on education of any part of the world."
"The per-pupil cost in the [Blackstone Valley Prep] Mayoral Academy far outweighs the per-pupil cost in Cumberland public schools."
Says Rick Scott "raised property taxes."
Twenty percent of single adults, ages 21 to 25 with no kids, "are not working or even in school trying to find a job."
The Obama administration's policies "have reduced minority dropout rate by 25 percent."
"Having an active father makes children 98 percent more likely to graduate from college."
"We have a 40 to 50 percent dropout rate in our inner-city schools."
Says Rick Scott cut "Bright Futures scholarships in half."
Says Common Core is a federal mandate.
"With Rick Scott, there are more funds for preschool education."
"We are 49th in the nation for our graduation rate"
"More women are graduating from college now than men."
Says Rick Scott’s per-pupil education spending is "about $200 less" than what it was under Charlie Crist during the recession.
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