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Feb262012

Rick Santorum: ‘A Lot’ of People in US Have No Desire for College

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum said on Sunday’s This Week that “a lot” of Americans have no desire to go to college and defended previous comments he made calling President Obama a “snob” for encouraging more Americans to seek higher education.

“There are a lot of people in this country that have no desire or no aspiration to go to college, because they have a different set of skills and desires and dreams that don’t include college,” Santorum said.

Santorum also commented on recent remarks he made to Glenn Beck about colleges, calling them “indoctrination mills.” He defended those comments.

“I mean, you look at the colleges and universities,” he began. “This is not something that’s new for most Americans, is how liberal our colleges and universities are and how many children in fact are—look, I’ve gone through it. I went through it at Penn State. You talk to most kids who go to college who are conservatives, and you are singled out, you are ridiculed, you are—I can tell you personally, I know that, you know, we—I went through a process where I was docked for my conservative views. ”

Santorum said he was not discouraging college education, but rather citing a major problem in many American colleges and universities.

“We have some real problems at our college campuses with political correctness, with an ideology that is forced upon people who, you know, who may not agree with the politically correct left doctrine,” he said.

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