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“The first is, what kinds of jobs will be available for you when you graduate from high school and college,” he said. “The second is, how much debt is our generation going to leave your generation.”

And Mr. Santorum made a surprise appearance, flanked by his wife, Karen, and six of his seven children.

Speaking at length about his father and grandfather who immigrated to the U.S. from Italy, he told the students they also needed to take charge of their future by holding lawmakers accountable.

“I know you’re worried about your education, you’re worried about job you’re going to get — those are short-term worries,” Mr. Santorum said. “The longer term problems are the ones that are going to affect you more profoundly.”