Skip to comments.Santorum Bashes Public Schools, Says They're Stuck In Factory Era
Posted on 02/18/2012 6:56:03 PM PST by Steelfish
Santorum Bashes Public Schools, Says They're Stuck In Factory Era
By Mitchell Landsberg February 18, 2012
Reporting from Columbus, Ohio Republican GOP hopeful Rick Santorum may be the most prominent homeschooler in America. So it might not have been surprising that, on Saturday, he told a conservative Christian audience that he intended to homeschool his children in the White House.
In his remarks to the Ohio Christian Alliance, however, Santorum went further, seeming to attack the very idea of public education.
In the nations past, he said, Most presidents homeschooled their children in the White House. Parents educated their children because it was their responsibility.
Yes, the government can help, he continued, but the idea that the federal government should be running schools, frankly much less that the state government should be running schools, is anachronistic.
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Its even worse than that.
They’re union factories pumping out defective marxist parts.
The man is correct, however, and it is a big however, some parents are uneducated as well. So who educates their kids???? Oh, I remember someone said we train them to be janitors???
I don’t think anyone has suggested anyone be trained as a janitor.
republican says give obama more time...25 to life!!..
Public Education is the enemy that American women support overwhelmingly.
The public education system in the US is a full-employment jobs programs for Democratic Party Officials, Illegals, SEIU, NEA, DoEd, and they indoctrinate and train kids for socialism. Alinsky and his followers are jubilant. We need to dismantle the public educational system brick by brick. It is the very cornerstone of the Democratic Party. It keeps the masses in their place whereas the Clintons, Obamas, Jesse Jacksons make sure they send their kids to elite private schools.
Idk about "Most presidents" but I do know the history of education in the US reflects a focus on its importance from the founding. The commitment to local public schools, not "homeschooling," marked the American landscape from pioneer days on. Check out the Ordinance of 1787 and its commitment to supporting public education. I worry that Santorum gets carried away with his own wonderfulness because he thinks it's still Iowa and nobody is watching.
It seems pretty generalized and unsubstantiated.
Apparently there are some hotshots around who think they are too good to do honest humble work for a living, but I ain't yet met the sumbitch who is.
Parents educated their children because it was their responsibility.
That might be true, but not many parents cheated of money a school in Pennsylvania - $100,000 - between 2001 and 2004 for your childen’s homeschool programs, while living with the family in Virginia, Senator Santorum.
You NEVER reimbursed that money to the school, Senator. Time to notice the beam in your eye first.
gawd that's well said.
I have no love for the public school system as it exists today.
It has become, as you said, a bastion for liberal educators that are polluting the minds of our youth. The curriculum is deplorable.
But by dismantling, do you mean doing away with public schools altogether? How would that work? Or dismantling the DOE and unions...a very good start. Thereby allowing schools to return to their original purpose..to give an actual non-politcal education.
The Federal Government has ruined our Education system with the aid of money.
Kids graduate without basic reading and math skills but know that abortion is a right, homosexual perversions are okay and if you can not make it on your own the Government is there to take care of you.
No wonder our nation is going to hell on the fast track..........
Santorum didnt seem to be against government waste when it came to his family.
During his years in the Senate (2001-2004), Santorum raised his family in northern Virginia and rarely if ever seemed to use the small house that he claimed as his legal residence, in a blue-collar Pittsburgh suburb called Penn Hills.
So Pennsylvania voters were shocked when they found out the Penn Hills School District had paid out $38,000 a year for the home cyber-schooling of five of Santorums kids, hundreds of miles away in a different state.
The cash-strapped district was unsuccessful in its efforts to get any of its money back from Santorum.
That was one of the reasons the Pennsylvania voters turned against him. He lost his reelection 41% to 59%, the most severe beating taken by an incumbent Senator in 2006.
Most government schools are little more than warehouses for children, complete with the Ridilin and other drugs needed to keep them in a maleable stupor.
Private schools with state funding where parents are provided money to choose a school of their choice.
I agree with you 110 per cent.
There is nothing wrong with any respectable job.
I mowed lawns, babysat AND did light janitorial work in my school when I was a kid to earn money.
Please note that poster and be Anti Rick
Poster hit every single pro Rick
Post with attacks .
I suspect they are working for someone .
It’s a redo of the coordinated Rick
Perry attacks all over again .
As much as I agree with Santorum about public schools they’ve progressed far beyond the industrial revolution.
They’ve been innovating of late. Now they’ve caught up all way with the level of educational excellence evident during the dogmatic central government training, of Hitler Youth.