Republican presidential candidate criticizes Obama’s college proposals

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum recently criticized President Barack Obama's plans for every young person to fill out college applications, according to Inside Higher Ed.

President Obama has made the accessibility of a college education a central part of his proposed higher education reforms. However, Santorum, former governor of Pennsylvania, claims that not every student needs to attend college.

"We are leaving so many children behind," Santorum said, as quoted by the Wall Street Journal. "They’re not ready to go to [college.] They don’t want to go to college. They don’t need to go to college. I was so outraged that the president of the United States [said] every student should go to college."

Despite Santorum's criticisms, many high-paying jobs require a minimum of a bachelor's degree. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in professional fields such as medicine, law, engineering and business require a four-year degree.

What do you think of Santorum's remarks? Are you planning on voting in this year's presidential elections?


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