Statements about Education
"A high school dropout makes on average $19,000 a year, a high school graduate makes $28,000 a year, a college graduate makes $51,000 a year."
"The Congressional Budget Office, a nonpartisan office, did an analysis and said that passing comprehensive immigration reform will reduce the federal deficit by $200 billion over the next decade."
"Over 12,000 school kids were arrested in Florida. It makes Florida the nation's leader in that area."
New school testing standards "will consume approximately twenty days of testing for elementary, middle and high school students."
"Texas ranks: #1 in worker deaths, #1 carbon emissions, #50 in high school graduates, #50 in funding for mental health patients."
"Private prison systems are calculating how many new beds (they will need) based on the ... number of third graders."
Says student loan interest rates will double from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent July 1.
A private school tax break in the Wisconsin state budget is "the most generous in the nation."
"If you are born poor in America, we rank ninth or tenth in our citizens’ ability to climb up through that ladder and get themselves into the middle class."
Under Republican-backed state budget, the state education agency estimates expansion of Wisconsin’s school voucher program "could cost nearly $2 billion annually"
Says proposed teacher contract "would layer on more restrictive rules."
A data system that goes along with Common Core is designed to collect up to 400 data points on each child, which can include personally identifiable data.
Says a group "estimates that the annual cost to Oregon taxpayers for government services to illegal aliens, after any income tax revenue from them, is $1 billion."
"More than half of last year's U.S. college graduates are unemployed or underemployed."
"Black children constitute 18 percent of the nation's public school population but 40 percent of the children who are suspended or expelled."
"The average student comes out of college hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt."
In Miami-Dade County, "we spend at our school system over $20 million every year" educating recent immigrants.
Cuyahoga County "passed a program to guarantee a college savings account for every single child who enters kindergarten in this county -- the first county in the United States to do so."
Says 13 Texas universities "have announced or implemented a $10,000 degree."
Says, "Oregon has the third largest class size in the nation."
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