Statements about Education

Teachers were not involved in developing the Common Core State Standards.

Common Core means "there are over 300 data elements the government is going to be collecting about your children and about you."

"Live cats have holes drilled into their skulls," posts put into their heads and coils put into their eyes, and some have had their ears cut off or are intentionally deafened or starved at UW-Madison labs that do research to improve hearing in humans.

When SACS came back to the DeKalb County School District to give a midterm review, we got straight A’s.

Bill Gunter would "drain millions from local public schools, and give our tax dollars to private, for-profit schools run by out-of-state corporations."

"Violent crime is up since the last year of Sharpe James’ administration. This year it’s higher. … The unemployment rate is almost 15 percent. The high school dropout rate is over 50 percent."

Says Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke "has proven on the Madison Board of Education" that she supports raising taxes and spending.  

I am "the only candidate for lieutenant governor to oppose in-state tuition for illegal immigrants."

On support for Common Core education standards

The highest paid employee of the State of Rhode Island is a basketball coach.

Under Cuccinelli’s tax cut plan, "school divisions across Virginia could be forced to fire over 8,000 teachers."  

The 2013-’15 state budget backed by Gov. Scott Walker and Republican lawmakers "left our technical colleges funded at 1989 levels."

"Today many Florida teachers are at risk of having their pay impacted by the performance of children who are not even in their classrooms or subject areas."

The U.S. Supreme Court decided in 1982 that non-citizen children must get free K-12 education.

"Governor Deal has increased education spending every year he’s been in office."  

Tuition at Rutgers has increased 10 percent since Gov. Chris Christie took office because he "cut funding for higher education."

In Florida "we have 75,000 on (a) waiting list for child care and 23,000 on waiting lists" for community care for the elderly.

"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"

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