I found the below data very eye-opening and disturbing, but not surprising. Republicans certainly should not be surprised. Last year in September Rick Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator and contender for the Republican nomination for president in 2012, told the audience at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington D.C. “We will never have the elite, smart people on our side.” It appears that Mr. Santorum was right, and I applaud his insight and honesty. However, the very fact that a leading Republican would say this (out loud!) speaks to an ugly division in our country. As a country we have always been divided politically in regards to social and economic issues. But do we now need to add ‘education’ to the list? Are we truly becoming – educationally speaking – a divided country of haves and have nots? Yikes! And what does this mean for the future?