without even coming near the edge of the rabbithole that is liberal arts educations vs degree mills (a ten thousand dollar bachelors degree with no state funding? really?), i think you have to look at the sum of a man's actions to get an understanding of who he is. and the current state of public education funding combined with ghoulishness like this, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/25/rick-perry-texas-life-insurance-scheme_n_935666.html
, paints a poor picture of his thoughts on education.