Governor Pat McCrory says he has instructed his staff to write legislation that would revamp how state universities are funded. McCrory told the Bill Bennett radio show Morning in America that universities should be funded not by how many students they enroll, but how many students get jobs after college.
"I think some of the educational elite have taken over our education where we're offering courses that have no chance at getting people jobs," McCrory said.
McCrory says he supports vocational education. In reacting to Bennett's comment that a B.A in gender studies won't help fill the jobs that employers need, McCrory said: "Frankly if you want to take gender studies, go to a private school and take it. But I don't want to subsidize that if it's not going to get someone a job."
McCrory praised his own liberal arts education at Catawba College, a private school in Salisbury.