Let us get ours, Mr. Santorum

Rick Santorum has three degrees: a BA in Political Science from Penn State, an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh and a law degree from the Dickerson School of Law.

As a lawyer, former two-term Representative, one-term Senator, candidate for the Republican presidential ticket and CEO, he has certainly gotten a lot of mileage out of the U.S. higher education system.

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That being said, Santorum has been riding the “anti-education” bandwagon for a while, and claimed to a pro-life rally last Friday that “If any body in this room gives one penny to that college you are giving money … you are giving money to an institution that robs the children who come in there of their faith and indoctrinates them to destroy this country. Stop it.”

This is a shift for Santorum, whose usual arguments against higher ed have consisted of liberal biases, elitism and driving students away from their faith. However, this appears to be the first time he has actually advocated not funding higher education.

Which is, of course, all well and good for him; he already has his degrees. For those of use who do not have our degrees yet, the idea that higher education — specifically public higher education — the idea that college should be defunded is a scary thought.

It’s hard enough to get a job in this economy with a degree, let alone without a degree.

You got your degrees, Mr. Santorum, now could you kindly let us get ours?