Statements about Education
"In 2006, Charlie Crist opposed in-state tuition for illegal immigrants."
Says restoring Georgia pre-k to a 180-day program was a "real result" of his leadership.
"In order to pass the CRCT in Georgia, you simply have to get half of the answers correct."
"Greg Abbott said it would be a ‘waste’ to expand pre-k to all Texas children."
A poll taken "a few months ago" found "70 percent approval or higher" for the Act 10 collective bargaining law.
"Charlie Crist signed into law an automatic 15 percent annual tuition increase that put college further out of reach for many Floridians."
The Austin Independent School District’s graduation rate reached an all-time high of 82.5 percent in 2012.
The NCAA will "get billions" from the men’s basketball tournament. "Players get a trophy."
Says Rick Scott presided over cuts to the Bright Futures college scholarship program.
"We have been teaching these (Common Core) standards in Florida schools since 2010."
"Rick Scott tried to slash school funding by $3.3 billion."
"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."
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