Saying Evers could have revoked is misleading
"A teacher watched hard-core pornography in his classroom," along with other inappropriate behavior, but Tony Evers didn't revoke the teacher's license and "the teacher is still in the classroom."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Thursday, September 13th, 2018
Not all charter schools play by the same rules
"The teachers in (charter) schools don't even have to be certified."
— Politifact Florida on Wednesday, August 15th, 2018
"Education Secretary Betsy DeVos owes Ohio $5.3 million for campaign finance violations and Mike DeWine's office refuses to collect the fine."
— Politifact Ohio on Tuesday, August 7th, 2018
Only a record in raw dollars
Says he made "a record investment in schools."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, August 3rd, 2018
Mixes apples and oranges
Says Scott Walker "has cut more from public education than he's put back in, obviously. He took $1.6 billion and some change away and then puts back $630 million and he's calling that progress."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, August 1st, 2018
Has dipped in quantity, but has grown in quality
"Pre-K has gone down since the current mayor took office."
— Politifact Illinois on Sunday, July 29th, 2018
Other votes are all-American
Tammy Baldwin "opposed displaying the flag and reciting the Pledge of Allegiance or singing the National Anthem in our classrooms."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, July 20th, 2018
About that base (funding) ...
"One legislative Republican’s district gets almost all the school supply funding."
— Politifact North Carolina on Thursday, June 7th, 2018
'Myth' is misleading
It is a "myth" that "per-student funding only rose by 47 cents this year."
— Politifact Florida on Wednesday, May 30th, 2018
It wasn't that much
A recent spending bill had at least "$1.6 billion in there ... for schools to give them an opportunity to secure them."
— Politifact National on Thursday, May 24th, 2018
Context of his claim is key
"I’ve lived" in Milwaukee "all 61 years of my life."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018
State department sought log-in data
"Thanks to the strong charter school reforms put in place while I was Senate President" the online charter school ECOT "was caught and is out of business."
— Politifact Ohio on Thursday, May 17th, 2018
Not with a common measure
Says that despite a recent increase in school funding, Scott Walker "has taken over a billion dollars from the public schools."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, April 20th, 2018
Bad math, sloppy budget history
"The Obama administration had cut $300 million from school safety."
— Politifact National on Friday, March 9th, 2018
He talked to reporters
"Last year, I proposed directing more of the education budget to teacher salaries, a move that would have resulted in an average $10,000 raise for teachers."
— Politifact Texas on Friday, February 23rd, 2018
School shooting definition key
"In the rest of the world, there have been 18 school shootings in the last twenty years. In the U.S., there have been 18 school shootings since January 1."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Thursday, February 15th, 2018
No confirmed release of data
Says the Texas Department of Agriculture didn’t notify over 700 Texas students about a computer hack releasing critical personal information including Social Security numbers until 32 days after the breach.
— Politifact Texas on Monday, February 5th, 2018
"We have the highest graduation rate of basketball players in the history of the NCAA. We have the highest graduation rate of African-American basketball players in the history of the NCAA in basketball."
— Politifact National on Thursday, February 1st, 2018
Test scores are actually up, as funding stagnates
"We've seen funding increases for schools. We haven't seen a corresponding performance increase."
— Politifact Missouri on Tuesday, December 26th, 2017
About 30 percent
"Only 20 percent of our current graduates from Texas high schools go ahead and achieve either a national certificate or a community college degree -- or a college degree."
— Politifact Texas on Tuesday, December 5th, 2017