Statements about Education

Says "by 4th grade, 86 percent of African-American boys and 82 percent (of) Hispanic boys are reading below proficiency levels."

"The budget I managed at the Department of Education was more than $60 million."

"Since 2009, Georgia's public schools have lost nearly 9,000 classroom teachers while the number of students has gone up."

"Right now, we only keep 50 percent of Georgia Tech's graduates."

Says 85 percent of IDEA charter-school students come from low-income families and about 99 percent of its graduates go to college.

"The $18.8 billion in funding for K-12 education funding is the highest in Florida history and includes a record $10.6 billion in state funds."

"Over half of the young people" in medical, dental and law schools are women.

"In the entire public school system in Camden last year, only three students graduated college ready."

"After years of 5.5 percent average tuition increases, we now have a two-year tuition freeze for the first time in the history of the UW System."  

"During my administration, funding for education has increased by over $930 million."

"I started the whole year" as a senior on the University of Illinois football team and "led the team in interceptions and tackles from defensive back."

"We expanded charter" schools.

"What do Rutgers University, Kean University, Montclair State University, New Jersey City University, Stockton College, Rowan University and William Paterson all have in common? They all graduate less than 50 percent of their students within four years."

Fifty-three percent of graduates from liberal arts colleges these days can’t find jobs.

Says Gov. Scott Walker dropped out or was kicked out of college short of a degree "not long after" he was "kicked out of student elections at Marquette University."

Greg Abbott defended more than $5 billion in public school funding cuts in fighting hundreds of school districts in court.

Iran President Hassan "Rouhani has more Cabinet members with Ph.D.s from American universities" than members of Barack Obama’s Cabinet.

School children can earn higher grades by studying Islam under a new "nationwide Muslim outreach program" announced by President Barack Obama.

"I have cut taxes 63 times, including a 2006 property tax reduction that ranks as the largest in state history."

"By the time she turns 3 years old, a child born into a low-income home hears 30 million fewer words than a child from a well-off family."

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