1) 28 states say their K-12 education budgets are either lower or the same as last year.

2) The percent of students who successfully completed a second year of algebra rose from 44% in 1986 to 76% in 2012, according to an NAEP study. However, scores on the NAEP slipped 10 points, aka the nation’s report card.

3) The government spends $150 billion in federal student financial aid every year, plus $70 billion from the states.