Statements about Education
"We have a 40 to 50 percent dropout rate in our inner-city schools."
"Latinos now make up the majority population in Texas."
Says Greg Abbott "has lost" in court "four times in just the past few days."
"The average student loan debt in Texas is over $22,000...the cost of an average size pickup truck." But unlike car owners, "students are not allowed to refinance their loans at lower rates."
Under David Dewhurst’s leadership, the Texas "Senate passed an expansion of in-state tuition and free health care to illegal immigrants."
"Wendy Davis has already taken more $ from teacher unions than the past 3 Democrat gubernatorial candidates combined."
"Under Greg Abbott, Texas four-year-olds would be forced to undergo standardized tests."
"Greg Abbott said it would be a ‘waste’ to expand pre-k to all Texas children."
Says 85 percent of IDEA charter-school students come from low-income families and about 99 percent of its graduates go to college.
"I started the whole year" as a senior on the University of Illinois football team and "led the team in interceptions and tackles from defensive back."
Greg Abbott defended more than $5 billion in public school funding cuts in fighting hundreds of school districts in court.
"I have cut taxes 63 times, including a 2006 property tax reduction that ranks as the largest in state history."
"All" University of Texas "student-athletes get an iPad."
The University of Texas is starting "the first medical school at a major Tier One" university "in the last 50 years."
I am "the only candidate for lieutenant governor to oppose in-state tuition for illegal immigrants."
The U.S. Supreme Court decided in 1982 that non-citizen children must get free K-12 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.
Pending a federal waiver, the 2013 Legislature "eliminated the overtesting of students in grades 3-8 by decreasing the number of tests from 17 to 8."
"60 percent of Texas 8th graders are not proficient in math. Only 26% have a teacher with a undergraduate major in math."
Says some Austin school district classrooms lack electrical outlets.
How to contact us:
We want to hear your suggestions and comments. For tips or comments on our campaign promise database, please e-mail the Obameter. If you are commenting on a specific promise, please include the promise number. For comments about our Truth-O-Meter or Flip-O-Meter items, please e-mail the Truth-O-Meter. We’re especially interested in seeing any chain e-mails you receive that you would like us to check out. If you send us a comment, we'll assume you don't mind us publishing it unless you tell us otherwise.
Browse the The Truth-O-MeterTM:
Browse The Obameter:
Keep up to date with Politifact National: