The education of a governor
RALEIGH -- Less than a month on the job, Gov. Pat McCrory got a quick lesson on how an inartful comment can get you batted about the ears when you hold the top political job in the state.
McCrory was being interviewed by former U.S. Secretary of Education Bill Bennett, on the latter's radio show, when he responded to a Bennett comment about gender studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
"That's a subsidized course. And frankly if you want to take gender studies that's fine, go to a private school and take it," McCrory said. "But I don't want to subsidize that if that's not going to get someone a job. Right now, I'm looking for engineers. I'm looking for technicians. I'm looking for mechanics."
"I think some of the educational elite have taken over our education ...