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stated on January 30, 2020 in a blog post
“Colorado school forces students to wear hijabs.”
stated on January 21, 2020 in a tweet
Says a "court has ordered North Carolina to step up significantly its funding for education."
stated on December 31, 2019 in social media posts
"California's Attorney General, Xavier Becerra is putting together plans to raise property tax revenue by eliminating the only thing keeping some people's property tax from sky rocketing, Prop 13."
stated on November 19, 2019 in a public forum
"The Department of Corrections budget in Wisconsin is more than the Department of Education budget."
stated on January 4, 2020 in a speech
"We were living outside of Houston and that’s when I found it: a commuter college, 45 minutes away that cost $50 a semester."
stated on January 14, 2020 in a Facebook post
Florida is "the 45th in state education funding."
stated on January 13, 2020 in a Sun Sentinel op ed
"In Florida children are required to take their first standardized test within 30 days of beginning kindergarten and Gov. DeSantis wants to extend that requirement to preschoolers."
stated on December 12, 2019 in a hearing
Says Betsy DeVos is the "most unpopular person in our government."
stated on June 27, 2018 in a headline
"Florida school drops Common Core – soars to number one"
stated on December 4, 2019 in a campaign ad
"Jim Justice is the first West Virginia governor to fight for pay raises for educators."
stated on December 3, 2019 in a tweet
Says North Carolina's average teacher salary was at the national average "back when I was in public school."
stated on August 21, 2019 in a tweet
"West Virginia is sixth overall in the average number of at-risk youth."
E. Gordon Gee
stated on June 21, 2019 in a speech
"In West Virginia, we have 20,000 jobs in which we don’t have skilled workers."
stated on November 21, 2019 in a veto message
Says a Republican bill he vetoed would have implemented a "mandate" to make public the names of all students’ parents or guardians.
stated on November 20, 2019 in a debate
"Today in America — a new study came out — 20 years out, whites who borrowed money, 94% of them have paid off their student loan debt; 5% of African Americans have paid it off."
stated on November 8, 2019 in a tweet
Says Governor Cooper has vetoed "every single teacher pay raise we've ever passed."
stated on October 29, 2019 in a blog post
The Austin Independent School District board voted to mandate "a pornographic sex education policy that includes instruction on anal sex and how to place a condom on an erect penis."
stated on October 19, 2019 in a rally in New York City
Says Congress gave Wall Street "trillions of dollars of zero interest loans."
stated on September 19, 2019 in a weekly radio address
"The vast majority of Wisconsin students cannot even read, write, or do math at grade level."
stated on October 13, 2019 in a TV ad.
"Sheila Bynum-Coleman said, ‘We need to get the police out of the schools.’"