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Mon Feb 20, 2012, 07:59 PM

Rick Santorum Calls For End Of Public Education, Says Parents Should Home School Their Kids

Rick Santorum has declared war on modern day America. He doesn’t think Protestants are real Christians. He thinks we should be at war with all of Islam. He believes Americans should suffer because in his sick mind, suffering “is a good thing.” He believes strongly in income inequality. He also believes women should be relegated to the home and controlled by men. And now he wants to destroy the minds of our children.

During a speech at the Ohio Christian Alliance, Santorum told the crowd that public education is “an artifact” that must come to an end, and that parents should withdraw their children and rely on home schooling and online education.

The Los Angeles Times reports,

In the nation’s past, he said, “Most presidents home-schooled their children in the White House. Parents educated their children because it was their responsibility.



“Yes, the government can help, but the idea that the federal government should be running schools, frankly much less that the state government should be running schools, is anachronistic.”


Read more: http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/02/20/rick-santorum-calls-for-end-of-public-education-says-parents-should-home-school-their-kids/

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Reply Rick Santorum Calls For End Of Public Education, Says Parents Should Home School Their Kids (Original post)
Galraedia Feb 2012 OP
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Feb 2012 #1
Cali_Democrat Feb 2012 #2
customerserviceguy Feb 2012 #15
Lint Head Feb 2012 #3
KamaAina Feb 2012 #4
surrealAmerican Feb 2012 #11
Missy Vixen Feb 2012 #18
SammyWinstonJack Feb 2012 #5
spanone Feb 2012 #6
Liberal Gramma Feb 2012 #7
MichiganVote Feb 2012 #8
wilsonbooks Feb 2012 #9
TheKentuckian Feb 2012 #12
yellowcanine Feb 2012 #10
LiberalFighter Feb 2012 #13
Initech Feb 2012 #14
NCTraveler Feb 2012 #16
krispos42 Feb 2012 #17
McCamy Taylor Feb 2012 #19
Historic NY Feb 2012 #20

Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 08:01 PM

1. So they can be as dumb as you Rick?

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 08:03 PM

2. Rick Santorum wants everyone's kids to become more like his children

 

He home-schooled his kids.



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Response to Cali_Democrat (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 21, 2012, 12:18 AM

15. Yeah, they look like they came out fine. n/t

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 08:09 PM

3. Idiot!

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 08:11 PM

4. I seriously doubt that “most presidents home-schooled their children in the White House".

 

Most First Ladies, maybe (at least before Sidwell Friends opened )

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 10:07 PM

11. I rather doubt that would be true of first ladies either.

It was (and is) simply not that expensive to hire a tutor.

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 21, 2012, 01:32 AM

18. The last children I remember being educated in the White House

were the Kennedys'. Think about it.

Johnson's kids were grown, weren't they? Amy Carter went to public school. The Bush kids were grown by the time Bush 1 was in office. Chelsea Clinton went to Sidwell Friends. Jenna and Not Jenna went to private school - actually, they were both almost in college by the time he took office. The Obamas' kids go to Sidwell Friends.

WHEN will a member of the media challenge Santorum's asinine "facts"?

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 08:28 PM

5. Organized religion is an artifact that must come to an end. Sooner the better.

How do you like that, you little worm....


The more he spews, the more I despise him.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 08:30 PM

6. he's a dangerous, dangerous man.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 08:53 PM

7. It's going to be hard for some to find the time, working three jobs and all

Of course, people who are that busy could limit their family size, but then that would mean the use of *contraception*! What's a poor person to do???

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 08:57 PM

8. Great idea! Let's throw all these people out of work too!

 

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 09:54 PM

9. but he had the government pay for home schooling his kids http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Sant

Santorum's residency has been controversial, with critics noting that Santorum had made the residency of his opponent a major campaign issue when he first ran for Congress in 1990.
In 1997, Santorum purchased a three bedroom house in the Pittsburgh suburb of Penn Hills. In 2001, he bought $640,000 house in Leesburg, Virginia,[115] but sold it in 2007 for $850,000,[160] and purchased a $2 million home in Great Falls.[161]
In November 2004, the Penn Hills School District, which was paying 80% of the tuition costs associated with the Santorum's five older children attending the Western Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School, asked Santorum to repay $67,000 in tuition costs as the district believed that he and his family were spending most of the year in Virginia and did not meet the qualifications for residency status.[162] Santorum disputed the assessment and withdrew his children from the cyber education program.[163] On July 8, 2005, a Pennsylvania state hearing officer dismissed the complaint as not being filed in a timely manner. The school district sought reimbursement from the state and in September 2006, the Pennsylvania Department of Education agreed to pay the district $55,000 to settle the dispute.[164] In September 2006, Santorum asked county officials to remove the homestead tax exemption from his Penn Hills property.[165] Since 2006, Santorum has been home-schooling his seven children.[166][167]
Santorum responded to the dispute saying that school children should not be part of the "politics of personal destruction".[168] One of his children appeared in a 2006 re-election campaign ad saying, "My dad's opponents have criticized him for moving us to Washington so we could be with him more."[169]

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Response to wilsonbooks (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 10:14 PM

12. They ought to charge these folks for making their kids truants or at least make them handle their

own costs.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 10:00 PM

10. If anything is anachronistic it is Rick Santorum. The guy is so 1950s.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 10:21 PM

13. Does he also think that children in Catholic schools should be home-schooled too?

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 10:24 PM

14. The more Rick talks the crazier he gets.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Tue Feb 21, 2012, 12:34 AM

16. I have nothing against home schooling.

 

I actually think it needs to be protected. It also needs to be regulated as it is now.

That being said, one of the most important things for us to support it a strong public education. It means more to our economy and sustainability than anything else. A well-balanced public education will give us the future we all aspire to have.

Edit to add: Fuck Rick Santorum

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Tue Feb 21, 2012, 12:37 AM

17. Sure. First create an economy that requires both parents to work to stay ...

...in between "working class" and "lower middle class" incomes, barely able to stay afloat, with minimal college and retirement savings...



...then make one of them say home to teach the kids.

Brilliant.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Tue Feb 21, 2012, 01:43 AM

19. Two words---Goldwater 1964

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Tue Feb 21, 2012, 04:29 AM

20. Hey Ricky boy where did you get your education..??

Butler Area public schools student he was nicknamed "Rooster.....they have another name for rooster too.

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