Statements about Education
"We’re 48th in K-12 funding and 50th in higher education."
According to an article in the Economist magazine, Americans are "guaranteed" to live above the poverty line if they graduate from high school, keep their first job for over a year and get and stay married.
"Minnesota is kicking butt relative to Wisconsin on everything from employment and job creation to school test scores, educated work force and a host of other factors and rankings"
"Things like … having Friday classes have been shown to be very effective on college campuses" in reducing drinking.
Pending a federal waiver, the 2013 Legislature "eliminated the overtesting of students in grades 3-8 by decreasing the number of tests from 17 to 8."
"One out of every three students currently today is ready for college before they go there."
"Trenton politicians cut $1.3 billion from education."
Salaries for URI faculty are second to last among New England land grant universities and in lowest 20 percent of major U.S. research institutions
"The city of Portland has won more national Constitution contests than any city in America."
Half of Oregon university students are on Pell Grants.
"While fat-cat bureaucrats at the Department of Education are getting paid an average salary of $102,000 a year, teachers in Georgia are getting paid half of that."
The book Little Red Riding Hood is something "that’s been banned in America," but not assault weapons.
"Three years after getting the $100 million (from Mark Zuckerberg), less than two-thirds of students in Cory Booker's Newark graduate."
Florida’s "high school graduation rates continue to increase at the fastest rate in the nation, with Florida leading the nation in the rate of Hispanic graduates."
"60 percent of Texas 8th graders are not proficient in math. Only 26% have a teacher with a undergraduate major in math."
Says there are half as many students in one Georgia technical college than there were two years ago.
On average, college students "are taking six years to get a four-year degree."
Says "in Oregon today, the average debt upon college graduation is more than $24,000."
Says some Austin school district classrooms lack electrical outlets.
"The Georgia Department of Education has implemented a new policy beginning in August that states that public schools will no longer accept credits from home school entities or non-traditional education centers."
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