Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

Statements about Education

Mostly False

The rate didn't go up, but collections will

Half-True

Administration policies aren't the only factor

False

UPDATED: Patrick presumes no students leave for private schools or places outside Texas

Half-True

Crist and Scott both cut Bright Futures

False

Actually, it's voluntary

Joe  Leibham

Joe Leibham

Says Common Core is a federal mandate.

— Wisconsin

Mostly False

Mostly flat during Scott's time, then a small increase

Mostly True

Not quite in the basement, but close

True

True since the early 1990s

False

Hispanics do account for majority of schoolchildren

Mostly True

Cue "Pomp and Circumstance"

Angel Taveras

Angel Taveras

"Providence graduation rates are up."

— Rhode Island

Half-True

Wouldn't have happened without him

Gary George

Gary George

"I created the school choice program."

— Wisconsin

Half-True

The cuts did occur, but any causal relationship is murky