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Jeffrey S. Solochek

Staff Writer, Tampa Bay Times

Jeffrey S. Solochek is a reporter for the Tampa Bay Times.

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The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Jeffrey S. Solochek

A company hired to do Common Core testing in Florida will "attract every one of your children to become as homosexual as they possibly can."

For educational testing, Florida "has chosen a company that has a significant history of promoting identification of the GLBT lifestyle for children as young as seven years old."

Says Rick Scott "cut education by $1.3 billion" in his first year, then "in his second year he decreases funding by $300 million to our state universities."

For the state of Florida, "there is not an additional cost with implementation of the Common Core standards."

Teachers were not involved in developing the Common Core State Standards.

New school testing standards "will consume approximately twenty days of testing for elementary, middle and high school students."

As Florida secretary of state, Kurt Browning "allowed 1,800 illegal voters to register in Florida."

A company with "20 employees" could go "out of business" because of health care law requirements to buy insurance.

Pasco County "opened 22 new schools over six years to keep pace with growth in student population and implement the class size amendment."

Pasco County schools have graduation rates "substantially higher than the state average" and dropout rates "below the state average."

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