Statements about Education

"Nearly a quarter of all adults in this state have some college credit without a degree."  

Among Milwaukee Public Schools students, "86 percent are behind in reading and 80 percent are behind in math."  

"Faculty salaries at UW System institutions have now fallen more than 18 percent below the national average."

"One out of every four students fails to earn a high school diploma. In our major cities across America, half of our kids don’t graduate."

Says state schools superintendent candidate Don Pridemore "voted for the largest cuts to public education in our state history" and for "$2.3 billion in tax breaks for corporations and the wealthy."

Says he first unveiled his new legislative agenda in Wisconsin, not in California as critics complain  

Says Paul Ryan "wants to cut Pell Grant scholarships for nearly 10 million students."

Says Gov. Scott Walker "took away $1.6 billion from schools and handed it off as over $2 billion in tax breaks to the rich."

The salaries of Wisconsin’s best-educated public school teachers were "slashed" by Gov. Scott Walker through a recent administrative rule change.

Says Gov. Scott Walker cut aid to local schools despite campaigning on trying to restore two-thirds state funding for education

Says Scott Walker enacted "the biggest cuts to education in our state’s history."

Says Milwaukee blacks have 55 percent male unemployment, 60 percent truancy, a 50 percent graduation rate, the "worst" reading scores and "lead" in infant mortality. 

Says Gov. Scott Walker "made more than $70 million in cuts to job training programs through (Wisconsin’s) technical colleges."

Scott Walker’s school-aid cuts were so devastating that students are without chairs and a government survey found 47 kids in a classroom.  

State budget cuts for local schools resulted in "nearly 4,000 educator layoffs"

"The overwhelming number" of school districts reported their staff stayed the same or grew after the 2011-’13 state budget  

A recall election for Wisconsin governor would cost "$7.7 million -- $7.7 million that may already be allocated to merit raises for teachers or health care for the poor or school books for your kids."

"The largest category of people coming into the technical schools in Wisconsin are people with four-year degrees."

Says he never called teachers "thugs" and has said nothing but "great things" about them during the fight over his curbs on unions

"Republicans enacted the most drastic cuts to K-12 public schools of any state in the nation."  

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