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This edition of Fact Check TV in partnership with NBC7 San Diego examines two claims by San Diego Unified board member Shelia Jackson and U.S. Rep. Duncan D. Hunter, R-Alpine.

During a discussion about shifting federal funds toward disadvantaged students, Jackson accurately claimed that only one high school south of Interstate 8 offers an International Baccalaureate program, a rigorous brand of instruction. But as we note, the same could be said for schools north of the freeway.

While calling for less federal regulation recently, Hunter falsely claimed that the Environmental Protection Agency had issued $5,000 fines to businesses for spilled milk. When questioned about the claim by La Mesa Patch, Hunter’s office, the EPA and dairy lobbyists didn’t know of any fines.

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Keegan Kyle is a news reporter for voiceofsandiego.org. He writes about public safety and handles the Fact Check Blog. What should he write about next?

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