Statements about Education
"The vast majority of our public school students are receiving less state support than their private voucher peers."
Says that even if his budget is adopted, private schools in the choice program would be getting about half the per-pupil funds that public schools receive
"The average student in Florida, what they actually pay out of pocket at our major universities" for tuition is as much or less than what they spend on cellphones.
Says the president of the University of Texas has raised four-year student graduation rates to 75 percent.
College students "who are NOT U.S. Citizens and who get the PELL Grant" plan to return to their home countries after getting free gas cards and child care.
When students leave our high schools and they go to the community college, 70-75 percent of them have to pay to take remedial math.
Says "$1,100 of the tuition paid by every Oregon university student annually goes just to pay the costs of PERS."
"This (parent trigger) legislation was drafted by President Obama's top advisers. It was drafted by President Clinton’s top advisers."
Says "PPS employees have paid their own PERS contributions for many years."
"Under my predecessor, they cut funding for education, but they didn't give them anything in return to make up for that," leading to "less money" for school districts
"Do you know that, statistically, when you take the SAT a second time, one third of the people that take the SAT, even if they've been studying, will get a lower score than they did the first time around?"
Says we will pay the new chancellor "a basic salary of nearly $300,000 a year ... an amount that does not include the costs of this public employee’s benefits, perks and living expenses for a lavish house, an upscale car, a spending allowance, and fine dining almost every day on the taxpayer dollar."
Says 100,000 are on waiting list to attend Texas charter schools.
Says Rick Scott called education not a "core function" of the state.
Says his proposed education spending "is the highest state funding level in Florida history."
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."
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