Santorum: Higher Education a Plot to Secularize America

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    On the president’s efforts to boost college attendance, Santorum said, “I understand why Barack Obama wants to send every kid to college, because of their indoctrination mills, absolutely ... The indoctrination that is going on at the university level is a harm to our country.”

    He claimed that “62 percent of kids who go into college with a faith commitment leave without it,” but declined to cite a source for the figure. And he floated the idea of requiring that universities that receive public funds have “intellectual diversity” on campus.

    Santorum: Higher Education a Plot to Secularize America

    I hardly know where to begin. How many times have I said Republicans hate education? Then the Republican leadership says this.

    What else is there to say?
     
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    That may well be one of the sickest things I've ever heard a presidential candidate say.

    Please nominate this guy..... Pretty please. :cuckoo:
     
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    This has been an old rightwing canard for decades: the myth of ‘liberal’ colleges.

    Santorum would fit right in with our own USMB rightists.

    More evidence of conservative authoritarianism: the state’s thought police dictating to universities how and what to teach.

    So much for ‘small government conservatives.’
     
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    I think they really want to end education all together.
     
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    Did Santorum go to college?

    there is some truth in that standardization thing.

    An example:
    College grad economist types are standardized and therefore predictable and easier to use .
    And this is a major reason why they did not see this recession coming nor realize the depth of it after it had started.
    All of them should be banned from the field.
     
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    This guy can't be real. It all has to be some sort of inside joke.

    No one could be this stupid and function...
     
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    The cirriculum certainly seems designed to do just that.
     
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    Penn State Law, where apparently they don’t teach Constitutional law, or Santorum was out sick on those days.
     
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    Speaking of too stupid.
     
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    We all know that the left has at least one tax exempt organization who's sole mission is to cherry pick statements from (only) conservatives and funnel the stuff to left wing bloggers like Huffington. In addition to Media Matters there are several other left wing sites that do it for a living. It's a fact of life in the left wing dominated media world. It's going to be a long dirty campaign.
     

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