What an absolute ass….
My experience has been that the best leaders and managers have liberal arts educations. It teaches you to think broadly, critically and to problem solve. A Liberal Arts Education has longterm benefits besides making life much more interesting and enjoyable.
Vocational education teaches specific skills that can easily become redundant as the marketplace, automation and industry moves to different phases. It’s a short term solution to immediate corporate hiring needs.
This fool may lead to my return to blogging on this site on a more regular basis….
From the News and Observer:
Gov. Pat McCrory said he would propose legislation to overhaul the way higher education is funded in North Carolina, putting the emphasis on job creation not liberal arts and taking specific aim at the state’s flagship university.
“I think some of the educational elite have taken over our education where we are offering courses that have no chance of getting people jobs,” McCrory told conservative talk show host Bill Bennett, the former education secretary for President Ronald Reagan, during an interview Tuesday morning.
McCrory echoed a crack the radio show host made at gender studies courses at UNC-Chapel Hill, a top tier public university. “That’s a subsidized course,” McCrory said, picking up the argument. “If you want to take gender studies that’s fine, go to a private school and take it. But I don’t want to subsidize that if that’s not going to get someone a job.”
The Republican governor said he instructed his staff Monday to draft legislation that would change how much state money universities and community colleges receive “not based on how many butts in seats but how many of those butts can get jobs.”
McCrory wants to revamp higher ed funding — takes aim at UNC-Chapel Hill | newsobserver.com projects.