Too many caveats
The United States has "the highest rate of childhood poverty of almost any major country on Earth."
— Politifact National on Friday, February 12th, 2016
More conditions apply
Texas legislation "would allow… teachers to kill their students if they felt it was needed."
— Politifact Texas on Friday, November 6th, 2015
"The average age a child is trafficked into the commercial sex trade industry is between 11 and 14 years old."
— Politifact Virginia on Monday, July 6th, 2015
Eliminating bachelor's degree requirement key change
A Republican budget proposal "would have Wisconsin have the weakest standards for who can be a teacher in the classroom in the country."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Thursday, June 11th, 2015
It’s just one unconfirmed survey
"Surveys of teens in high school reveal that knowing a classmate who sells cannabis is 90 times more common than knowing a classmate who sells alcohol."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, December 21st, 2014
Not adjusted for inflation
The cost of "college education has gone up 1,200 percent since 1978."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, August 10th, 2014
Correlation is not causation
"Having an active father makes children 98 percent more likely to graduate from college."
— Politifact Florida on Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
Another place, another alleged crime
Says a 9-year-old girl was recently raped in Austin, Texas, by a guy previously "caught four times and released."
— Politifact Texas on Friday, July 25th, 2014
The gap between planning and predicting
The Obama administration estimates the number of children at the border is "going to increase to 150,000 to 200,000 next year."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, July 8th, 2014
Spending went up, but schools felt cuts
"Thom Tillis cut almost $500 million from education."
— Politifact National on Thursday, June 19th, 2014
You don't if your family is big
If you work 40 hours a week at the proposed minimum wage of $10.10 an hour, "you get out of poverty."
— Politifact National on Thursday, May 8th, 2014
Secret world of sex trafficking hard to research
Atlanta is the No. 1 trading point for sexual slavery in America. Between 100 and 200 girls are sold into slavery in Atlanta every month.
— Politifact Georgia on Friday, April 25th, 2014
Comparisons are tough
"Our high school graduation rate is the highest on record."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
More data needed
Every child in Colorado who has been given medical marijuana for treatment for seizures has had diminished seizure activity.
— Politifact Georgia on Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
Cuba has "a lower child mortality rate than ours. Their life expectancy is now greater than ours."
— Politifact National on Friday, January 31st, 2014
Uses an unofficial poverty measure
"Unemployment insurance kept more than 620,000 children out of poverty in 2012."
— Politifact National on Monday, January 13th, 2014
Comprehensive data is lacking for state-by-state comparisons
"Over 12,000 school kids were arrested in Florida. It makes Florida the nation's leader in that area."
— Politifact Florida on Tuesday, July 30th, 2013
Feds haven't yet tallied actual cuts
"70,000 three-year-olds and four-year-olds across America will lose access to the preschool Head Start program. ... 2,000 in the state of Florida alone."
— Politifact Florida on Monday, May 13th, 2013
Not just for schools
"Two years ago Providence alone spent $50,000 a year notifying the school department" about residents in the state's sex offender registry.
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, May 12th, 2013
No 'fertility cliff,' but science isn't settled
"Very few men outlive their own fertility."
— Politifact National on Thursday, March 28th, 2013