Statements about Education
A data system that goes along with Common Core is designed to collect up to 400 data points on each child, which can include personally identifiable data.
Says a group "estimates that the annual cost to Oregon taxpayers for government services to illegal aliens, after any income tax revenue from them, is $1 billion."
"More than half of last year's U.S. college graduates are unemployed or underemployed."
"Black children constitute 18 percent of the nation's public school population but 40 percent of the children who are suspended or expelled."
"The average student comes out of college hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt."
In Miami-Dade County, "we spend at our school system over $20 million every year" educating recent immigrants.
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 13 Texas universities "have announced or implemented a $10,000 degree."
Says, "Oregon has the third largest class size in the nation."
"The UK has an unarmed police force and a firearm fatality rate that is 40 times lower per capita than in the U.S."
"In our community college system (state) cuts have reduced funding per student by $1,908."
Says 70,000 children "have lost their Head Start slots" because of the sequester.
"To hear Gov. Christie tell it, everything in New Jersey is going just fine. Well I see another New Jersey with 400,000 unemployed. One of the worst jobless rates in the country. Working and middle class families have seen costs soar, from property taxes to college tuition."
"We have one charter school that for seven years has been rated unacceptable."
Says only 25 percent of Texas high school students graduate prepared for college or careers.
"New Jersey's governor cut $1.6 billion from public education while handing out $2.1 billion in corporate tax breaks, more than the entire previous decade."
Says Texas high school graduates must pass Algebra II to be eligible for automatic admission to state's public universities.
"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."
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