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S&M at WCU

Libertarian pragmatist Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 8:31 AM
The governor of North Carolina had a good point recently, stating that many college degrees are worthless. Gender studies, English and philosophy majors only get you jobs at a university with an advanced degree. There needs to be more vocational training and also worthy degrees in engineering, math, and science.

Author’s Note: If you are concerned about this kind of spending in higher education, please contact Governor Pat McCrory at His remarks about liberal arts education have been right on target. He gets it.

I think the time has come for a line item veto in higher education. The people of North Carolina are being bankrupted by higher education spending that is simply not academic in nature. The problem was once confined to UNC’s flagship campus in Chapel Hill. But now it has spread like a cancer throughout the entire UNC system.

For example, this week (February 4-8, 2013)...