UPDATED: School districts would control
"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."
99 percent of students who didn't leave
Says 85 percent of IDEA charter-school students come from low-income families and about 99 percent of its graduates go to college.
But he started every game in '94
"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.
He had a gavel
"I have cut taxes 63 times, including a 2006 property tax reduction that ranks as the largest in state history."
Less than 30 loaners
"All" University of Texas "student-athletes get an iPad."
Diagnosing tip-top schools
The University of Texas is starting "the first medical school at a major Tier One" university "in the last 50 years."
Except for three others
I am "the only candidate for lieutenant governor to oppose in-state tuition for illegal immigrants."
Case was rooted in East Texas
The U.S. Supreme Court decided in 1982 that non-citizen children must get free K-12 education.
Right spirit, but...
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.
Only for students scoring well
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."
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."
Also missing pots of ink
Says some Austin school district classrooms lack electrical outlets.
"Texas ranks: #1 in worker deaths, #1 carbon emissions, #50 in high school graduates, #50 in funding for mental health patients."
Only one type of federal loan
Says student loan interest rates will double from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent July 1.
Omits hoops and hurdles
Says 13 Texas universities "have announced or implemented a $10,000 degree."
School closed in 2010
"We have one charter school that for seven years has been rated unacceptable."
Other indicators say 32% to 52%
Says only 25 percent of Texas high school students graduate prepared for college or careers.
Test scores give an out
Leticia Van de Putte
Says Texas high school graduates must pass Algebra II to be eligible for automatic admission to state's public universities.
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