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By Jeremy Schiffres, Daily and Sunday Freeman, Kingston, N.Y.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Rick needs a reality check

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum, in his ill-advised response to President Barack Obama saying everybody in the United States should go to college, declared that plenty of Americans who succeed in life "aren’t taught by some liberal college professor try(ing) to indoctrinate them."

Perhaps Mr. Santorum (who, by the way, holds a bachelor's degree, a master's degree and a law degree) should have spent Monday with my son, Marc, and me as we toured the Rochester Institute of Technology, where Marc has been accepted and may enroll this fall. What we saw was not an institution of political activism, but an institution of learning; a campus populated by young people enhancing their intelligence and their qualifications for careers, not falling under the supposed left-wing spells of elitist professors who exist only in the twisted mind of Rick Santorum.

And the only politically slanted item we saw among the myriad fliers that adorn various walls on the campus was — care to guess? — an advertisement for the RIT chapter of the Young Republicans.



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