Spin Meter: Santorum's shifting views...

Spin Meter: Santorum's shifting views on education

There are 10 comments on the The Kansas City Star story from Mar 1, 2012, titled Spin Meter: Santorum's shifting views on education. In it, The Kansas City Star reports that:

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is scornful of the government's hand in public education, saying schooling is the task of parents and pointing out that he and his wife have home-schooled their seven children.Yet back when Santorum was a senator from Pennsylvania, he got a Pittsburgh-area school district to help pay tens of thousands ... (more)

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123zoom

Annapolis, MD

#1 Mar 1, 2012
Of course they "home schooled" their kid. Crackpot Ricky is afraid his kids will find out the earth is not flat and that the sun is the center of the solar system.
Far Away

Anchorage, AK

#2 Mar 1, 2012
The article is a simpleton view of how it really works for many homeschoolers. My children were home-schooled until junior high for one and high school for the other. We received funding from a school district in order to purchase curricula and other materials, BUT we educated our children at one-tenth the cost of those attending brick and mortar school.

The bigger picture, which the article fails to even mention, is that just as I did/do, Santorum's taxes are paid and a portion are directed to education.

What was/is wrong with a home-schooler accessing that pot and saving the district a lot of money at the same time?
Lance Winslow

Aptos, CA

#3 Mar 1, 2012
Far Away wrote:
The article is a simpleton view of how it really works for many homeschoolers. My children were home-schooled until junior high for one and high school for the other. We received funding from a school district in order to purchase curricula and other materials, BUT we educated our children at one-tenth the cost of those attending brick and mortar school.
The bigger picture, which the article fails to even mention, is that just as I did/do, Santorum's taxes are paid and a portion are directed to education.
What was/is wrong with a home-schooler accessing that pot and saving the district a lot of money at the same time?
What is wrong is that your children are denied interaction with their multicultural peers and a diversity of outlooks. I don't doubt that you did your best and the outcome was satisfactory if not excellent. Please continue: homeschool them through their BA/BS and perhaps masters or even doctorate.
Mitt s Santorum Slippage

Philadelphia, PA

#4 Mar 2, 2012
It's not that Ex Senator Frothy Lube got a school district to help with special ed costs, it's that there were articles in the press raising questions about whether he futzed his claimed, permanent address in order to get that special ed help from a better school district than the one he was said to actually reside in.
Theo

Germany

#5 Mar 2, 2012
Ron Paul is the best and the most sane candidate there.
The rest of it especially this Romney and Santorum are like connection between Bush and Hitler and they are no solution.
Homeschooling is good for mentally disabled children or for children of richmen ( like Bush ) or if these schools are for instance dangerous.
Sheik Yerbouti

Lambertville, NJ

#6 Mar 2, 2012
I have no problem with homeschooling. I do have a problem with a politician who takes $100,000 from a school district for tuition and then home schools.Santorum is a cheat, liar and a crook and always has been. His only loyalties are for the vatican based cult headed by a Hitler Youth member!
Far Away

Anchorage, AK

#7 Mar 2, 2012
Lance Winslow wrote:
<quoted text>What is wrong is that your children are denied interaction with their multicultural peers and a diversity of outlooks. I don't doubt that you did your best and the outcome was satisfactory if not excellent. Please continue: homeschool them through their BA/BS and perhaps masters or even doctorate.
You're so full of horse-sh!t. My daughter is graduating from a brick and mortar school this year. She has maintained a 4.0 through four years of public high school. She has been class officer four years and president this year, yearbook, band, choir, command performance vocal, percussion ensemble best in state, UA Scholar, basketball, volleyball, ski team and captain this year, soccer, etc., etc.

Denied interaction? Please don't suggest to me that you know more about multiculturalism than I. I live in one of the most culturally diverse states in the U.S., and not one in which one could retreat and hide out in some segrated enclave. We live in a community that is roughly 65% Alaska Native and have lived in villages off of the road system where it approached 90% Native.
Far Away

Anchorage, AK

#8 Mar 2, 2012
Sheik Yerbouti wrote:
I have no problem with homeschooling. I do have a problem with a politician who takes $100,000 from a school district for tuition and then home schools.Santorum is a cheat, liar and a crook and always has been. His only loyalties are for the vatican based cult headed by a Hitler Youth member!
Clueless!
Mitt s Mehsa Level IQ

Philadelphia, PA

#9 Mar 2, 2012
Far Away wrote:
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Clueless!
Hey homophobic moron, you obviously have no idea of the controversy surrounding Ex Senator Frothy Lube's schooling of his special needs kid. That's a main reason he lost his re election bid for the Senate by 30 points, the most ever of a sitting US Senator.

Unless you want to explain to us Mid Atlantic posters what was "clueless" there. Be specific, moron.
Mitt s Mehsa Level IQ

Philadelphia, PA

#10 Mar 2, 2012
Far Away wrote:
<quoted text>
You're so full of horse-sh!t. My daughter is graduating from a brick and mortar school this year.
I gather you were drunk when you posted that, since you're replying to a person who stated some possible negatives in hom skooling.

Your reply about the claimed exploits of your daughter at a brick and mortar school hardly explain why the other poster is full of it.

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