Rick Santorum is either a complete dumbass or an unrepentant liar. His claims about presidents home schooling their kids for the first 150 years of the United States are just plain wrong.
Support for public education goes back to the very beginnings of this country and was espoused by Thomas Jefferson in his 1779 "A Bill for the More General Diffusion of Knowledge" in the Virginia legislature.
whence it becomes expedient for promoting the publick happiness that those person, whom nature hath endowed with genius and virtue, should be rendered by liberal education worthy to receive, and able to guard the sacred deposit of the rights and liberties of their fellow citizens, and that they should be called to that charge without regard to wealth, birth or other accidental condition or circumstance; but the indigence of the greater number disabling them from so educating, at their own expence, those of their children whom nature hath fitly formed and disposed to become useful instruments for the public, it is better that such should be sought for and educated at the common expence of all
Santorum flunks the history of home-schooling
The poorly educated candidate says U.S. presidents taught their kids at home for 150 years. He's wrong
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