Statements about Education
"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."
"Under Governor Crist, 3,000 teachers laid off."
"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."
"Thom Tillis cut almost $500 million from education."
There have been 74 "school shootings in America since Sandy Hook."
"Already in Wisconsin we have seen fewer people pursuing education as a career" due to the Act 10 collective bargaining law.
"By the time I left" the State Department, "economic growth was up and opium production was down" in Afghanistan, while "infant mortality declined" and school enrollment rose by more than sevenfold.
"Right now, America has $1.1 trillion of student debt. That’s more than credit card debt."
"Obama Signs Bill Forgiving All Student Loan Debt."
"The average student loan debt in Texas is over $22,000...the cost of an average size pickup truck." But unlike car owners, "students are not allowed to refinance their loans at lower rates."
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