94: Percentage of parents who think their child will go to college, according to a Pew poll.
75: Percentage of Americans calling a college education “very important,” according to a Gallup poll.
21: Percentage of Americans calling a college education “fairly important.”
4: Percentage of Americans calling a college education “not important.”
4.2: Unemployment rate for workers with at least a bachelor’s degree.
7.2: Unemployment rate for workers with some college.
8.4: Unemployment rate for workers with only a high school degree.
13.1: Unemployment rate for workers with no high school degree.
WHAT THEY SAID
— “President Obama has said he wants everybody in America to go to college. What a snob. … There are good, decent men and women who go out and work hard every day, and put their skills to test, who aren’t taught by some liberal college professor (who) tries to indoctrinate them. I understand why he wants you to go to college. He wants to remake you in his image. I want to create jobs so people can remake their children into their image, not his.” — Santorum.
— “When I speak about higher education we’re not just talking about a four-year degree. We’re talking about somebody going to a community college and getting trained for that manufacturing job that now is requiring somebody walking through the door, handling a million-dollar piece of equipment. And they can’t go in there unless they’ve got some basic training beyond what they received in high school.” — Obama
He’s even bad at picking topics to distort Obama’s record.
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