81 percent of students cleared "basic" hurdle
George P. Bush
"60 percent of Texas 8th graders are not proficient in math. Only 26% have a teacher with a undergraduate major in math."
Subject to overcounting
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 71.2 percent of Hispanic registered voters in Texas and over 86 percent of African American registered voters participated in the 2012 elections.
More survive, but...
Says a growing number of extremely premature babies survive into healthy childhood.
Probably not that many pills
Says $800,000 cost of Texas special legislative session would pay for 1.6 million condoms, 90,000 months of the pill or 20 full-time sexual health educators.
Only one type of federal loan
Says student loan interest rates will double from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent July 1.
Unsaid: Most women lived in the 8% of counties
Says 92 percent of Texas counties had no abortion provider in 2008.
Take closer look at eye-popping stat from Wall Street Journal
Says the 2014-15 Texas budget increases spending by less than the rate of inflation and population growth.
High-water mark in 2000?
Says that in Texas, Republican nominees "get 40 percent of the Latino vote on average."
Rough estimate linked to NJ study
Says it's "estimated that 300 babies a year are sent home from the hospital with an unrecognized congenital heart defect; it is the most common birth defect in America."
Cue the great recession
"The economy added more jobs during four years under Obama than it did in the entire eight years under George W. Bush."
Perry had help
Fix Austin Schools
Says that under Rick Perry’s plan, "Texas has cut funding for public schools by 25%."
Of British parentage
Says state’s mandated tests come from an English company.
Costs can be passed on to individuals
Says businesses pay roughly 60 percent of taxes in Texas.
Counts D.C. as a state
Texas Association of School Boards
"Texas ranks 49th in per-pupil funding among the states."
304,139 in latest count
Says 315,000 mostly minority Texas students are enrolled in failing schools.
Only if Washington, D.C. gets compared
Says Texas ranks 49th nationally in "what we are doing to support our per-pupil investment in education in the state."
Take a lap
Says Texas lawmakers in 2011 ordered school districts to test every student on their respiratory system and weight.
More icky than whoopee
Says Texas state funds were spent on "a TV series on spouses cheating on their wives, kind of glorifying the act of cheating."
Remark not limited to Medicaid
Says Obama called Medicaid "broken" four years ago.
Such charges are as rare as pearls
Says Texas has "11 different felonies you can commit with an oyster."
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