Statements about Education

"Our high school graduation rate is the highest on record."

For educational testing, Florida "has chosen a company that has a significant history of promoting identification of the GLBT lifestyle for children as young as seven years old."

"Florida ranks first in the nation for access to free prekindergarten."

"In Oregon, students are skipping math class to learn about the Bible."

"All of Florida's four-year state colleges now offer bachelor's degrees for only $10,000."

"Florida high schools are four out of the top 10 in the entire United States."

Says "by 4th grade, 86 percent of African-American boys and 82 percent (of) Hispanic boys are reading below proficiency levels."

"The budget I managed at the Department of Education was more than $60 million."

"Since 2009, Georgia's public schools have lost nearly 9,000 classroom teachers while the number of students has gone up."

"Right now, we only keep 50 percent of Georgia Tech's graduates."

Says 85 percent of IDEA charter-school students come from low-income families and about 99 percent of its graduates go to college.

"The $18.8 billion in funding for K-12 education funding is the highest in Florida history and includes a record $10.6 billion in state funds."

"Over half of the young people" in medical, dental and law schools are women.

"In the entire public school system in Camden last year, only three students graduated college ready."

"After years of 5.5 percent average tuition increases, we now have a two-year tuition freeze for the first time in the history of the UW System."  

"During my administration, funding for education has increased by over $930 million."

"I started the whole year" as a senior on the University of Illinois football team and "led the team in interceptions and tackles from defensive back."

"We expanded charter" schools.

"What do Rutgers University, Kean University, Montclair State University, New Jersey City University, Stockton College, Rowan University and William Paterson all have in common? They all graduate less than 50 percent of their students within four years."

Fifty-three percent of graduates from liberal arts colleges these days can’t find jobs.

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