Does College Alienate?

Mr Santorum has been putting his foot in it, hasn’t he? Alienate the campus ministries, and the rest of the world’s not far behind.

Thom Rainer, president of the Southern Baptists’ LifeWay Christian Resources research firm:

There is no statistical difference in the dropout rate among those who attended college and those that did not attend college. Going to college doesn’t make you a religious dropout.

Huh. The Baptists are in revolt. Interesting, eh?

I’d get more traction (and a lot more pastors and principals and DRE’s fussing) if I were to muse that First Communion and Confirmation (and the accompanying graduation mentality) does a lot more to erode Catholic commitment.

I see the former Pennsylvania senator is also on the bandwagon for dumbing down the country and dropping wages for his fellow citizens:

He also has called President Obama a “snob” for wanting more Americans to attend college.

I’d agree that college isn’t for every student who attends. But really. When the alternative’s a dead-end mcjob? Even if the fine details of that degree aren’t very useful as useful information, a college degree does lift wages for those who have one. Maybe if Republican bidnessmen started paying high school grads $20/hour, he might have something about pasting that snobbery label elsewhere. For now, I think skinflint who doesn’t really research his public opinions.

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Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.
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