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Rick Santorum’s Education Background

Rick Santorum is an American politician and lawyer. He has served in both the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. Recently, he announced plans to run for the Republican candidate for President of the United States in the 2012 election. EDUinReview will now take a look at Santorum’s education background.

Santorum was born on May 10, 1958, in Winchester, Virginia. His parents are Aldo and Catherine Santorum. Both of Santorum parents worked at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Butler, Pennsylvania. Santorum graduated from  Carmel High School in Mundlein, Illinois, after his father’s career forced the family to relocate.

In 1980, Santorum graduated from Pennsylvania State University, where he earned a B.A. in political science; he was also an active member of the Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity. The next year he earned his MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. Santorum then attended the Dickinson School of Law, where he earned a Juris Doctor. After law school, he joined the Kirkpatrick & Lockhart law firm. He worked in private practice until 1990, when he was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Michele Bachmann’s Education Background

Michele Bachmann is an American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives. She represents the state of Minnesota and was previously a member of the Minnesota State Senate. She is currently in the public eye for being one of the contenders for the 2012 Republican nominee for President of the USA. EDUinReview will now take a look at her education background.

Bachmann was born on April 6, 1956, in Waterloo, Iowa, but the family moved to Minnesota when she was young. She was raised by her mother, Jean, after her parents divorced and her father, David, moved to California. When Bachmann was a teenager, her mother remarried and the family grew to include nine children.

Bachmann attended Anoka High School and graduated in 1974. She then moved to Israel and worked on a kibbutz. She then returned from Israel and attended Winona State University, where she earned a B.A. She attended Oral Roberts University‘s law school, where she received a J.D. degree in 1986. Two years later, she received a L.L.M. degree from William & Mary School of Law in tax law.

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School District Sued For Influencing Votes on High School Field Trip

VoteEverywhere you look today in America, there is pressure or encouragement to vote.

Facebook.com, the popular social networking page has an application on the homepage asking if users have voted today. Google.com has a map option to see where the nearest voting facility is. Twitter is trending #govote. MTV is still sponsoring their political involvement campaign ‘Vote or Die’.

It seems political activist groups and parents at a Cincinnati high school are not happy about the one place they feel students should not be discussing politics: their school.

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Christine Todd Whitman Education Background

Former head of the EPA Christine Todd Whitman.

Former head of the EPA Christine Todd Whitman.

Christine Todd Whitman was born to Webster and Eleanor Todd on September 26, 1946 in New York City. She grew up in New Jersey, and was a student at Far Hills Country School as well as Chapin School in New York City.

She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wheaton College in 1968, and shortly following graduation, she began work on Nelson Rockefeller’s presidential bid.

Whitman is a descendant of two of New Jersey’s most powerful political families, the Todds and the Schleys, and she married John R. Whitman with whom she had two children. Read the rest of this entry »



Dan Quayle Education Background

44th Vice President Dan Quayle

44th Vice President Dan Quayle

Born James Danforth in Indianapolis, Indiana on February 4, 1947 to James and Martha and James Danforth, Dan was an only child. Being the grandson of a wealthy newspaper publisher, he moved when he was eight years old to Arizona so that his father could manage one of the branches of the company business. They moved back to Indiana when Dan started high school and he graduated from Huntington High in 1965.

He enrolled at DePauw University, and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Sciences. He then returned to Indiana and served in the National Guard while attending law school at Indiana University. He earned his law degree in 1974, and met his future wife, Marilyn. Read the rest of this entry »



Economics Classes May Make You More Conservative

republican partyDid you take an economics course in college? If so, you may have been swayed, either slightly or considerably, to side with the Republican Party from a fiscal standpoint.

According to a new study by the Federal Reserve’s Bank Of New York, students taking economics classes were less likely to favor “regulation or government intervention affecting prices for specific goods and services, including wages and salaries.”

In addition, the authors found that those who chose to take several economics classes were “more likely to agree that tariffs reduce economic welfare and less likely to think that trade deficits adversely affect the economy.”

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Texas Makes Conservative Changes to History Classes

Texas debates textbooks. Image Via the Associated Press

Texas debates textbooks. Image Via the Associated Press

For me, history classes seemed to be unbiased and without a political agenda. Maybe it’s because I grew up in Kansas, but when my teachers taught me about the civil rights movement, I never thought that they were pressing political views on me. But I guess they think differently in Texas.

The Texas School Board plans to make history more conservative. Last Friday, the school board decided to amend the previous history and social studies curriculum and mandated a new one. The new Texas school curriculum will modify or water down the teaching of slavery, the Civil Rights movement and America’s relationship with the U.N., in addition to several other items.

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