4 Comments for this article

Tags: , , , , , ,

EMERY P. DALESIO
Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Gov. Pat McCrory says he’s determined to get North Carolina’s public university system focused on teaching what’s economically useful.

McCrory’s comments Tuesday on conservative pundit Bill Bennett’s national radio show come as the 17-campus University of North Carolina system develops a five-year plan with the state facing high unemployment and struggling businesses.

McCrory said he supports vocational training. He criticized what he called an “educational elite” and UNC-Chapel Hill specifically for offering courses in subjects like gender studies that don’t lead to jobs.

The Republican governor said his staff is preparing legislation that changes how higher education is funded, to include measuring how many graduates can get jobs.

UNC-Chapel Hill faculty chairwoman Jan Boxill says education is not only technical training, and employers demand students with problem-solving and communication skills.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comment on this Story

Related News

Pat McCrory arrives at Trump tower on December 7, 2016 (Photo: CNN)
16 hours ago
0 Comments for this article
Pat McCrory arrives at Trump tower
Read More»
Donald Trump is the 2016 Time Person of the Year (Photo: Nadav Kander/Time)
19 hours ago
0 Comments for this article
Trump is Time magazine’s Person of the Year
Read More»
Donald Trump thanks North Carolina voters during his 2016 Thank You Tour stop in Fayetteville on Dec. 6, 2016. (Photo: Sarah Johnson/WWAY)
1 day ago
0 Comments for this article
Trump says ‘thank you’ to NC supporters
Read More»