Statements about Education

"All" University of Texas "student-athletes get an iPad."

Says the Obama administration is handing out a pamphlet titled, "What To Do When The Veteran In Your Classroom Attempts A Mass Shooting"

Says Rick Scott "cut education by $1.3 billion" in his first year, then "in his second year he decreases funding by $300 million to our state universities."

"In fact, there’s more state funding for education today than any other time."

The University of Texas is starting "the first medical school at a major Tier One" university "in the last 50 years."

Charlie Crist stopped "layoffs of some 20,000 school teachers during the global economic meltdown."

Says Chris Christie fired 6,000 teachers.

"The Legislature passed Gov. Walker’s so-called property tax relief bill," but the Republicans "are still raising your property taxes."  

Says administrator salaries were increased, "but other school employees were left behind."  

Says Rick Scott "didn’t even come to his own education summit. But he did take time to go to the tea party convention the same week."

Terry McAuliffe "wants to raise your taxes $1,700 to pay for his infinite promises."

Ken Cuccinelli would "take money away from public schools to fund private schools."

"We have about six school districts that are in school 140 to 150 days this year."

"We’re second only to Boston in college students per capita."

"Test scores had gone up steadily for 40 years until No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top."    

For the state of Florida, "there is not an additional cost with implementation of the Common Core standards."

Georgia "spends in the top 10 nationally on education, yet, most of our education metrics hover in the bottom five."

Common Core "is not from the federal government," they "do not have their fingerprints on this thing at all."

Common Core is being "used by the Obama Administration to turn the Department of Education into what is effectively a national school board."

The goal of Common Core is "to instill federally determined attitudes and mindsets in students including political and religious beliefs."

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