Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Jeffrey S. Solochek

Staff Writer, Tampa Bay Times

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

Email: jsolochek@tampabay.com

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

Half-True

Counting costs isn't straight-forward

False

Except for all those teachers who were involved

 Public comments at a Common Core hearing
Public comments at a Common Core hearing

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

— PolitiFact Florida

Pants on Fire!

Number is wrong, plus he didn't 'allow'

Recent stories from Jeffrey S. Solochek

Top 5 most popular fact-checks for April 2014

Readers liked our fact-checks of Common Core and the Koch brothers, as well as our debunking of several viral Internet rumors.

Fact-checking attacks on Common Core school standards

PolitiFact affiliates, including those in Florida and Georgia, have looked at claims about Common Core, school standards that are being adopted by more than 40 states. Some of the attacks received a failing grade.

Fact-checking attacks on Common Core school standards

PolitiFact Florida recently looked at alarming claims about Common Core, school standards that are being adopted by more than 40 states. Some of the attacks received a failing grade.

Fact-checking attacks on Common Core school standards

We look at alarming claims about Common Core, school standards that are being adopted by more than 40 states. Some of the attacks received a failing grade.

Goodbye, Joe

PolitiFact bids farewell to Joe Biden, the only two-time winner of our coveted "Pants on Fire!" rating.

He didn't stand in the way, but he didn't always lead

The former Arkansas governor says he had the "most impressive" education record among the GOP pack. But open-ended superlatives are tough to prove, especially when you've got critics.

Frustration with forms

Clinton and Richardson are right that Americans are frustrated with long college aid forms, but their numbers don't add up.

Why Romney likes No Child Left Behind

Mitt Romney backs the Bush administration's key education accountability reforms, saying that high-stakes testing has worked wonders for his state.

Unfair grades for rural schools

Courting rural voters, Edwards paints a (too) bleak picture of their schools as he pushes reforms.