Saturday, October 20

We're #2! We're #2!

Finally .. something where Texas isn't Dead Last:
"A review by The Associated Press shows Texas is No. 2 in the nation in the number of teachers sanctioned for sexual misconduct. Texas Education Agency records indicate at least 200 teachers have active sanctions on their certifications for sexual misconduct that occurred between 2001 and 2005. At least 50 more certified teachers faced sex crime allegations, but had their sanctions lifted or have decisions pending."
I'm sure that George W. Bush, Karl Rove, John Cornyn, Kay Bailey Hutchison, and Rick Perry and all brimming with pride today over this accomplishment. I'm sure these Texas Republicans will do everything in their pahr (power) to make Texas #1 in that statistic Real Soon Now.

Meanwhile, here's another case where Texas is No. 1: "Percentage of People Without Health Insurance"
In 2006, the percentage uninsured ... among the 20 largest states ranged from 7.7% in Michigan to 23.8% in Texas. (CDC)


Geoff said...

And which state is #1?

Gene said...

Quick answer: California

I looked for Jeff Carlton's original article .. didn't find it. I finally found a "rollover map" on the AP's website, which lists the total numbers from 2001-2005.

The top five states are (not surprising to me) among the most populous:

313 California
204 Texas
134 Ohio
132 Pennsylvania
125 Washington