Statements about Education

"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.

"Latinos now make up the majority population in Texas."

"Providence graduation rates are up."

"I created the school choice program."

Says Rick Scott "cut education to pay for even more tax breaks for big, powerful, well-connected corporations."

Says Greg Abbott "has lost" in court "four times in just the past few days."

"Gov. Deal has the worst record on education in the history of this state."

"In 31 states, decent child care costs more than college tuition."

Says Iowa Senate candidate Joni Ernst "promises to shut down the Department of Education and abolish the EPA."

"Part of the increase in the cost (of higher education) has been because state support has dropped. We now spend, under Governor Walker, more on corrections than we do on higher education."

"Gov. Rick Scott cut the cost of prepaid college tuition by nearly $20,000."

"Even when all other state agencies took cuts, Gov. [Nathan] Deal increased education spending every year."    

"$3 billion over the next five years will be taken out of our public schools and be put into vouchers."  

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