Statements about Children

Says Rick Perry's proposal on driver licenses and high school dropouts has been state law since 1989.

"We’re No. 1 in child hunger."

Says that in three legislative sessions, his proposals opening pre-kindergarten to all Texas 4-year-olds never got heard or voted out of committee.

“The percent of students who enter high school and eventually earn a diploma or equivalent, or who remain in pursuit of a diploma or equivalent, is 90 percent.”

“We’re making more than ever off oil and gas right now, but it’s no secret that oil production in Texas peaked in the 1970s.”

Says Texas General Land Office “has earned the school children of Texas $451,932.89 on wind leases that haven't produced a watt of energy."

Says one in three Texas children drop out of high school.

"The current (agriculture) commissioner allowed tainted beef to be sent to school cafeterias."

“Under (Rick Perry’s) watch as governor, over six million Texans have no health care coverage, including one million children, homeowners suffer from the highest insurance rates in the country, and college tuition has skyrocketed 136 percent.”

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