Statements about Education
Under Gov. Scott Walker’s public-school budgets, "a student entering kindergarten will not enjoy the same state investment in his or her education as those that came before them until they are graduating from high school."
"There are literally teachers now who are getting pink slips" because of sequestration.
In annual surveys of Rhode Island communities that receive Drug Free community grants, many report that more than 50 percent of youth surveyed do not think daily marijuana use poses any serious risk of harm.
Comic strip says government study shows Head Start "has little or no impact on the children it’s supposed to help."
"Collectively states are spending more on Medicaid than they do on K-12 education."
"Every dollar we invested in high-quality, early education programs can save more than $7 later on by boosting graduation rates, reducing teen pregnancy, even reducing crime."
Employers and schools have no right to conduct "surveillance of a dorm room or a worker’s cubicle."
State support for local schools per pupil has decreased by at least 25 percent over the past decade.
Says Texas high school "graduation rates are at an all-time high—the third-highest in the nation—which represents a significant turnaround from just a few short years ago."
"The brutal fact is, when it comes to education, America is slipping" behind other nations.
Says Texas ranks last in the percentage of residents with high school diplomas.
Says Gov. John Kasich can remove the president of the State Board of Education.
Says his budget provides "the highest state funding level in history" for education.
"Approximately 43 percent of all college grades today are A's, an increase of 28 percentage points since 1960."
We have the fourth highest in-state tuition for public universities in the country.
Says "in this next biennium, the cost of primary and secondary education is going to increase by more that $1000 per student. Half of that $1000 – $500 per student – is accounted for by the increased cost of PERS alone."
Says a recent study shows Florida students are second in the world in fourth grade reading, behind Singapore.
"Nearly a quarter of all adults in this state have some college credit without a degree."
Virginia "spends less per student today than we did in 2008."
"It costs $10,000 a year to keep a child in school; it costs $30,000 a year to keep someone in prison."
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