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."
Dividing estimates into estimates
In 2008, "only 54 percent of Latinos in Texas were registered to vote and only 35 percent actually turned out."
101,000 students, charter advocacy group says
Says 100,000 are on waiting list to attend Texas charter schools.
Gains made, then lost
Comic strip says government study shows Head Start "has little or no impact on the children it’s supposed to help."
UPDATED: Poverty up since 2000, but local rate sometimes goes down
Says Travis County's unemployment rate is below the national average while its poverty rate exceeds the national average--and local poverty is rising.
Behind three other states
Says Texas high school "graduation rates are at an all-time high—the third-highest in the nation—which represents a significant turnaround from just a few short years ago."
Standing room only
Says Austin trains are "full" at rush hour and "packed" for special events.
But for Idaho
Sacramento Bee Editorial Board
Says Texas is "last in mental health expenditures."
Edged Idaho in 2010
Says Texas is "dead last in support for mental health."
According to physician polls
Texas Medical Association
Says 31 percent of Texas physicians accept all new Medicaid patients, down from 67 percent in 2000.
Mild exaggeration, if it please the court
Says personal-injury trial lawyers "have provided over 80 percent of the funding for the Texas Democratic Party for over a decade."
DREAM bigger than Texas law
Says Texas passed a state ‘Dream Act’ before any other state.
Close to first, at least
"The poverty level in" the Dallas school district "is one of the highest in the country, higher than New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Houston, Detroit and Newark."
No doubling projection yet
"Texas’ population is projected to double in the next 50 years or so, but our basic amount of water will remain about where it is now."
Other nations’ rates fell
Says U.S. corporate tax rate is "highest in the world at 35 percent."
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