DALLAS (1080 KRLD) – I had a heated exchange with Gardner Selby at Politifact Texas today on 1080 KRLD about his “fact check” of a fight over Plano Superintendent Doug Otto’s claim that Governor Perry believes there’s 1-to-1 ratio of teachers to administrators in Texas.

Listen: Gardner Selby of Politifact Texas on 1080 KRLD

Here’s the entire interview with the Gov. Perry.

Gardner contends the Plano superintendent made a false statement when he claimed Gov. Perry had previously said there was a 1-to-1 ratio of teachers to students.  Gardner says he can’t find any previous example of the governor saying there are equal numbers of administrators and teachers in Texas.

Superintendent Doug Otto has said he doesn’t remember exactly where he heard it.

It seems to me that when you’re trying to figure out what an elected official means, you would take their word over the word of the spin-masters who work for that official.

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