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Governor blasts ‘educational elite,’ mocks gender studies

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) set off a firestorm this week when he declared “educational elite” have taken over colleges, and lashed out over what he says are worthless courses that offer “no chances of getting people jobs,” the Huffington Post reports. In a national radio interview Tuesday with Bill Bennett, U.S. Education Secretary during the Reagan administration, McCrory said there’s a major disconnect between what skills are taught at the state’s public universities and what businesses want out of college graduates.

“So I’m going to adjust my education curriculum to what business and commerce needs to get our kids jobs as opposed to moving back in with their parents after they graduate with debt,” McCrory said, adding, “What are we teaching these courses for if they’re not going to help get a job?”

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