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Sun Jul 27, 2014, 10:35 AM

Dan Patrick incorrectly says Texas has 40 percent to 50 percent dropout rates in inner-city schools

Houston state Sen. Dan Patrick, the Republican lieutenant governor nominee, vowed to reach out to all Texans in his general-election campaign.

Addressing his partyís June 2014 state convention, Patrick continued: "Iím going to go into Democratic strongholds and Iím going to tell them about school choice and educational opportunities, because we have a 40 to 50 percent dropout rate in our inner-city schools, and that cannot stand, for those families and for our state."

We wondered about those proclaimed dropout rates.

The numbers from Patrick, who chairs the Senate Education Committee, contrast sharply with those cited by the the Texas Education Agency, which reported a statewide high school dropout rate for the class of 2012 of 6.3 percent. (Austinís high schools averaged a 3.7 percent dropout rate, topping out at LBJ High Schoolís 8.4 percent rate, according to the agency.) The state said nearly 88 percent of more than 316,000 seniors graduated in 2012, with another 5 percent staying in high school and 1 percent receiving GED certificates.

More at http://www.politifact.com/texas/statements/2014/jul/27/dan-patrick/dan-patrick-incorrectly-says-texas-has-40-percent-/ .

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Reply Dan Patrick incorrectly says Texas has 40 percent to 50 percent dropout rates in inner-city schools (Original post)
TexasTowelie Jul 2014 OP
House of Roberts Jul 2014 #1
randys1 Jul 2014 #2
erpowers Jul 2014 #10
Gothmog Jul 2014 #3
Dustlawyer Jul 2014 #6
Thinkingabout Jul 2014 #4
SamKnause Jul 2014 #5
n2doc Jul 2014 #7
DhhD Jul 2014 #8
DhhD Jul 2014 #9
malokvale77 Aug 2014 #11
DhhD Aug 2014 #12
malokvale77 Aug 2014 #13

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Jul 27, 2014, 10:45 AM

1. He was just channeling Jon Kyl,

"It was not intended to be a factual statement.'

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Jul 27, 2014, 10:46 AM

2. So he made up a statistic out of thin air? A republican? Nah

Let me help all of you with a simple lesson and let me assure you I learned this the hard way, real hard way

No republican or con or teabagger ever tells the truth...

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Response to randys1 (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 27, 2014, 01:55 PM

10. Conservative Statistics

He got his statistics from a Conservative(non-partisan) education think tank that counted students who transferred to private schools, or to school out of the state as dropouts. The state counts those groups and high school graduates.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Jul 27, 2014, 11:13 AM

3. Dan Patrick is both crazy and a liar

I really hope that Leticia wins against this idiot

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 27, 2014, 12:16 PM

6. Amen brother!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Jul 27, 2014, 11:14 AM

4. Facts are unimportant to folks like Dan Patrick. He says he is against immigration but liked to

hire the undocumented workers in his businesses and tried to assist them in obtaining the proper papers. He is part of the problem if he is hiring the undocumented workers, the 1986 Immigration bill called for fines against employers who hire the undocumented workers. There are so many problems with Dan Patrick, he does not respect one's choice of religion, he takes advantage of every government program which benefits himself, to say he does not tell the truth is a small problem with him. I live in his district, he does not care about the citizens in his district but does not mind cramming his issues down our throats. He needs to stay out of the decisions between women and their doctors.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Jul 27, 2014, 11:23 AM

5. Incorrectly, misspoke,........................

He lied.

She lied.

They lied.

Politicians lie.

Republican politicians lie purposefully to advance their agendas, their Theocratic Corporate agendas.

If a Republican is speaking, odds are he, she, or they are lying.

Democratic politicians lie as well.

I do not think the majority of Democratic politicians lie, many do, but not the majority.

I do think the Democratic politicians are lousy at their jobs.

I do think the majority of Republican politicians lie.

They rarely, if ever, correct their lies. (Zombie Lies) Bill Maher reference.

Both parties leave much to be desired !!!

Corporate, wimpy, deceitful, lying tools for the elites.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Jul 27, 2014, 01:17 PM

7. It's not a lie. It's a prediction, if he's elected. n/t

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Response to DhhD (Reply #8)

Sun Jul 27, 2014, 01:29 PM

9. So he could say, there is great improvement because he lead the way for Charter Schools.

That would be a huge rise from a 60% dropout rate to a 3% dropout rate. What grandeur this would be. He is off the normal by great amplitude; probably in to an irrational state of thinking, in my opinion.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Aug 2, 2014, 10:17 PM

11. I think he meant that...

as a statement of his goals. Right?

We don't need no education, etc. Maybe he is a Pink Floyd fan.

I don't know TT. I'm finding it harder, with each passing day, to explain idiots.

I most certainly have lost all patience with them.

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Response to malokvale77 (Reply #11)

Sat Aug 2, 2014, 10:58 PM

12. Pink Floyd was removed from the England over those words in that song. If only we could

get rid of Dan Patrick. Go. Leticia!

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Response to DhhD (Reply #12)

Sat Aug 2, 2014, 11:20 PM

13. If only

I am at the point of despair as far as Texas' near future goes.

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