"Schools in Austin Independent School District are teaching children as young as 4 years old that their gender is fluid – that they’re not a boy or a girl and they can choose whichever gender they want."
— Politifact Texas on Friday, September 8th, 2017
Pivotal: Whether a teacher's conduct endangered kids
Says Tony Evers "allowed a middle-school teacher found guilty of spreading pornographic material at school to keep teaching students."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, September 8th, 2017
Exaggerates the facts
"We're still doing dumb things like telling the parent of an 11-year-old that it's against the law for them to tell their parents what they were tested on ... That will end when I'm governor."
— Politifact Florida on Thursday, September 7th, 2017
Not once inflation takes its toll
"We are investing more money into education than ever before in the history of Wisconsin."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, May 17th, 2017
What's the definition of 'failing'?
"(Charter schools in Missouri) are actually failing in a greater capacity than the public school systems."
— Politifact Missouri on Saturday, May 13th, 2017
A stated intent to change the standards
Easing school lunch regulations "is not reducing the nutritional standards whatsoever."
— Politifact Georgia on Thursday, May 4th, 2017
"When public schools face increased competition, they get better and kids learn more."
— Politifact New Hampshire on Monday, April 17th, 2017
Claim doesn't make the grade
About a third of Wisconsin’s high schools "are missing the mark of graduating young adults who are college ready," a "pass rate of 66.6%."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Thursday, March 30th, 2017
Smaller than he indicated
"K-12 education is getting more money this year than they did last year. ... It is a total increase of 4.1 percent."
— Politifact Missouri on Tuesday, March 28th, 2017
Cliff notes might have helped
"There's no demonstrable evidence they (after-school programs that feed kids) are helping kids do better at school."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
Raises, yes. 15%, no.
Says Republican legislators in North Carolina raised the average teacher's pay "by more than 15 percent in just three years."
— Politifact North Carolina on Thursday, March 16th, 2017
Positive talking point gone awry
"Wisconsin’s graduation rates have grown to over 90 percent" since Tony Evers became state school superintendent.
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, March 10th, 2017
Figure not scientifically precise
"Over 200 of our 520 school districts did not have a single student in physics."
— Politifact Missouri on Friday, February 24th, 2017
Most of decline before Evers took charge
"We've dropped from a top 10 state in elementary reading to 30th in the nation" under State Schools Superintendent Tony Evers’ watch.
— Politifact Wisconsin on Monday, February 6th, 2017
No evidence for 'must'
Says Betsy DeVos and her family "have donated extensively to groups which promote the idea that students who identify as LGBT must undergo 'conversion' therapy."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
Law to be named later?
"Our university campuses by federal law do not check the immigration status of their students just as our public schools don’t."
— Politifact Texas on Wednesday, December 28th, 2016
Funding has actually decreased
The 2016 and 2017 Missouri budget includes more funding for the University of Missouri than any time in the last 15 years.
— Politifact Missouri on Sunday, December 18th, 2016
Not exact vote
Kelly Ayotte "voted for a budget that had $90 billion of cuts to Pell Grants."
— Politifact New Hampshire on Saturday, November 5th, 2016
Many missing details
"Jack Berry voted for a plan to cut $23.8 million from our schools."
— Politifact Virginia on Monday, October 31st, 2016
Governor doesn't set tuition
Maggie Hassan "raised tuition, making it the highest in America."
— Politifact New Hampshire on Thursday, October 6th, 2016