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Santorum: Obama’s education stance is ‘snobbery’

Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN/) – Rick Santorum called President Barack Obama’s education goals an agenda of “hubris” on Saturday, saying he is “outraged” that the president thinks “every child in America should go to college.

“The hubris of this president to think that he knows what’s best for you […] This is the kind of snobbery that we see from those that think they know how to run our lives,”

the former Pennsylvania senator said in a forum at St. Anselm’s New Hampshire Institute of Politics.

Obama has repeatedly said he wants the United States to have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world by 2020. Earlier this year, while announcing plans to reform “No Child Left Behind,” Obama also said he intends for every student to graduate “career and college ready.”

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But Santorum, whose children’s education includes home-schooling, argued that not everyone is suited for a college education.

“I have seven kids. Maybe they’ll all go to college. But if one of my kids wants to go and be an auto mechanic, good for him, that’s a good paying job, using your hands, using your mind,” he said.

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have a “very limited” role in education, advocating for “flexible and personalized approaches to education for each child to best maximize their potential.”

“We are leaving so many children behind because they’re not ready to go to college – they don’t want to go to college, they don’t need to go to college,” Santorum said Saturday.

via CNN

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