Individuals and political action committees affiliated with University of California system and Harvard University are collectively the highest and fourth-highest donors to President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, respectively. That’s not just a ranking of colleges and universities. It’s a ranking of everyone.
The data come from the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonpartisan organization that tracks campaign contributions.
Individuals and PACs affiliated with the University of California system have given the 2012 Obama campaign $927,568 thus far. The grand total from Harvard is $535,405.
By way of comparison, the number-two collective contributor to Obama’s campaign is Microsoft Corporation ($680,769) and right behind it is Google Inc. ($661,996). Microsoft and Google are, respectively, the publicly traded companies with the third- and fifth-highest market capitalizations in the United States.
Romney lags in financial support from higher education
Of the organizations that saw their individual employees and PACs donate to Mitt Romney’s campaign, the top six are all financial institutions. No organization in the top 20 is a university or educational entity.
—— List of colleges with the most employable graduates
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Top 5 schools
- Harvard University – U.S.
- Yale University – U.S.
- University of Cambridge – Britain
- University of Oxford – Britain
- Stanford University – U.S.
—— Ann Romney thinks we ‘need to throw out’ the public school system
It’s not surprising that she has no love for teacher unions.
I’ve been a First Lady of the State. I have seen what happens to people’s lives if they don’t get a proper education. And we know the answers to that. The charter schools have provided the answers. The teachers’ unions are preventing those things from happening, from bringing real change to our educational system. We need to throw out the system.