Statements about Education
Says he "restored prayer and the pledge in our schools."
Says Larry Taylor gave "in-state tuition to illegal immigrants."
Says legislative cuts mean Texas is "spending on average $500 less per student."
"The Austin school district calendar lists 64 different dates for either a state-mandated test or make-up test."
The 2011 Legislature did not cut Texas public school funding.
Says Texas legislators in 2011 increased state spending on education.
Says in his years as a Texas legislator, "we passed three pay increases for teachers and provided them with health insurance."
Says 282 Texas school districts have requested emergency waivers to increase elementary school class sizes because of "unprecedented fiscal challenges."
Says that when Republicans held Congress and the presidency, they "doubled the size of the (U.S.) Department of Education."
Our "kids can’t openly celebrate Christmas or pray in school."
President Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid support Rick Perry’s "decision to give in-state tuition to illegal immigrants."
Says only four Texas legislators voted against a law giving in-state tuition rates to certain illegal immigrants.
Says that illegal immigrants get a $100,000 break on University of Texas tuition over four years.
Says Rick Perry "provided in-state tuition... for illegal immigrants."
Says Texas schools have had "massive increases" in class sizes with Rick Perry as governor.
"In Texas, we teach both creationism and evolution in our public schools."
"Rick Perry ended full-day Pre-K for 100,000 Texas children."
Says Rick Perry said there’s an administrator for every teacher in Texas public schools.
Says public education will get more money in 2012-13 though lawmakers cut $15 billion in overall spending.
Says "for the first time ever," Texas lawmakers are not funding student population growth.
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