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Rick Perry's Public Statements on Issue: Education

Full Name: James 'Rick' Richard Perry
Office: Governor (TX), Republican
First Elected: 11/05/2000
Last Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Anita; 2 Children: Griffin, Sydney
Birth Date: 03/04/1950
Birth Place: Paint Creek, TX
Home City: Austin, TX
Religion: Methodist
Date Title
Feb. 1, 2013 Gov. Perry Addresses State Board of Education
Jan. 30, 2013 Gov. Perry: Technical Skills Expand Opportunities for Texas' Workforce
May 15, 2012 Gov. Perry: Higher Education Must Be Affordable, Accountable, Accessible
Nov. 12, 2011 CBS "CBS News/National Journal Debate" - Transcript
Nov. 10, 2011 Fox News "On the Record with Greta Van Susteren" - Transcript
Nov. 9, 2011 CNBC "Republican Presidential Debate" - Transcript
Oct. 18, 2011 CNN Western Republican Presidential Debate
Sept. 22, 2011 Fox News-Google GOP Debate
Sept. 7, 2011 Republican Debate at the Reagan Presidential Library
Aug. 19, 2011 WGU Texas Latest Step To Help More Texans Earn College Degrees
Aug. 3, 2011 Gov. Perry Announces Creation of Western Governors University Texas
June 17, 2011 Gov. Perry Vetoes HB 397
April 22, 2011 Gov. Perry: $830 Million Will Soon Reach Texas Schools
April 14, 2011 Gov. Perry: Transparency and Accountability Are Critical to Strengthening Texas Higher Education
April 14, 2011 Gov. Perry: Transparency and Accountability Are Critical to Strengthening Texas Higher Education
Feb. 19, 2011 Statement by Gov. Rick Perry on U.S. House Passing Congressman Burgess' Amendment to H.R. 1
Feb. 8, 2011 Texas Delegation Introduces Legislation To Repeal Doggett Language That Discriminates Against Texas
Feb. 8, 2011 Gov. Perry: We Must Reform, Streamline State Government
Oct. 22, 2010 Gov. Perry Promotes Higher Education Opportunities at GenTX.org Launch
Oct. 22, 2010 Gov. Perry Presents Prestigious Milken Educator Award to Bryan Principal
Oct. 20, 2010 Gov. Perry Presents Prestigious Milken Educator Award to Dallas Teacher
Oct. 20, 2010 Gov. Perry Promotes Higher Education Opportunities at GenTX.org Launch
Oct. 12, 2010 Gov. Perry: Texas' Strength Rooted in Sound Fiscal Policies, Accountable Education System and Secure Communities
Oct. 8, 2010 Gov. Perry Speaks at Texas State NAACP Annual Convention
Oct. 8, 2010 Gov. Perry Speaks at Texas State NAACP Annual Convention
Oct. 6, 2010 Gov. Perry Speaks at UNT Dallas Founder's Day Celebration
Sept. 23, 2010 Gov. Perry: Legal Action Against U.S. Department of Education Necessary to Preserve Texas Education Funding
Sept. 14, 2010 Gov. Perry Praises Congressional Effort to Repeal Anti-Texas Doggett Amendment
Sept. 13, 2010 Gov. Perry and First Lady Anita Perry Honor 2010 Texas Women's Hall of Fame Inductees
Sept. 9, 2010 Statement by Gov. Rick Perry on the U.S. Department of Education's Rejection of Texas' Application for $830 Million in Federal Education Funding
Sept. 2, 2010 Gov. Perry: Washington Politics Restrict Texas Education Funds
Aug. 31, 2010 Gov. Perry Announces School Savings Incentive
Aug. 26, 2010 Gov. Perry Helps Break Ground on A&M-Central Texas Campus Building
Aug. 12, 2010 Gov. Perry Speaks at the 7th Annual West Texas Legislative Summit
Aug. 10, 2010 Gov. Perry: Washington Politics Threatening Texas' Future
Aug. 5, 2010 Statement by Gov. Rick Perry on U.S. Senate Passing Legislation That Negatively Targets Texas
July 13, 2010 Gov. Perry: Business Tax Credit Will Give Second Chance To Many Working Texans
July 9, 2010 Gov. Rick Perry Speaks at the Texas Classroom Teachers Association's Annual Leadership Conference
June 1, 2010 Gov. Perry: Texas is a National Leader in College- and Career- Readiness; Will Not Apply for Second Round of Federal Race to the Top Funding
May 14, 2010 San Antonio Express News: Perry Touts Higher-Education Opportunities at College Fair
May 13, 2010 Gov. Perry: Continued Investment in Education is Essential to Texas' Competitiveness
May 13, 2010 San Antonio Students Participate in Generation Adelante
May 11, 2010 Gov. Perry: Education Helps Set the Course for a Brighter Future
April 14, 2010 Gov. Perry Kicks off Grassroots Campaign For Education Center at Vietnam Wall
April 7, 2010 Text of Gov. Rick Perry's Remarks at the Game On! Texas Symposium
March 27, 2010 Gov. Perry: STEM Education is Helping Prepare Students for the Workforce
March 19, 2010 Gov. Perry Emphasizes Importance of Science and Technology Education Speaks at the FIRST Robotics Competition
Jan. 19, 2010 Gov. Perry Announces Initiative to Expand Online Coursework to Improve Educational Access and Flexibility
Jan. 15, 2010 Governor Perry Discusses the Fundamental Strengths of Texas
Jan. 13, 2010 San Francisco Chronicle - Perry Decides to Forgo Federal School Money
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