College becoming more critical
Only 42 percent of young Georgians have a college certificate or degree, but soon 60 percent of jobs will require some college credential.
Cites old, incomplete research
Regarding sexual assault against women, "It’s actually safer not to be in college than it is to be in college."
Low rates, but not getting worse
Graduation rates of players at major football colleges "are still twenty points below their male campus peers and worsened in the past three years."
Only 20 colleges and universities "have athletic departments with revenue exceeding expenses."
But little of their pay comes from taxpayers
"We have a system now where in 40 states, the highest-paid public employee is the state university’s head football or basketball coach."
It’s just one unconfirmed survey
"Surveys of teens in high school reveal that knowing a classmate who sells cannabis is 90 times more common than knowing a classmate who sells alcohol."
— Rhode Island
Broad criteria can be misleading
Everytown for Gun Safety
Georgia has had 12 school shootings in the two years since the mass killing at Sandy Hook Elementary School, more than any other state.
Maybe for a small group.
"A single parent with a couple kids can easily get $35,000 a year" in public assistance in Wisconsin.
Texas Right to Life
University of Texas students "signed a petition seeking the legal right to abort newborn babies up to five-years-old."
Bush meant to say one-third fail the test
"The pass rate for a high school level test to join the military" is 35 to 40 percent.
Elected or appointed?
Thirty-eight states -- Georgia not included -- have appointed, rather than elected, state school superintendents.
A sad fact
At the 50 Milwaukee schools serving "at least 80% African-American and at least 80% low income" students, the reading proficiency is 8%.
He gets the general trend right
"In 1990, the U.S. led the world in the percentage of 25-34 year olds with college degrees. Today we are in 12th place."
Slower in Wisconsin, but not that slow
Scott Walker "couldn’t get his own party" to back more than a 500-student increase in Milwaukee’s school choice program, but in Indiana, "Mitch Daniels’ voucher program is approaching 30,000 students two years after opening."
50 is the new zero
The Orange County, Florida, school board "voted to make it impossible for a student to receive a grade below 50."
State once led nation in fatalities
Georgia has led the nation in student fatalities caused by motorists illegally passing stopped school buses.
The official dropout rate is in the single digits
"1/3 of our kids drop out (of high school), cannot go to college or start a career."
U.S. scores aren't that bad
"In K-12 education, our kids are scoring at the bottom of science and mathematics right now in the industrialized world -- at the bottom."
Scholarshp program had to change
Nathan Deal saved the HOPE scholarship program.
Schools had (and kept) the power
Leticia Van de Putte "voted to stop schools from removing teachers convicted of a felony."
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