Is the purpose of a college or university system to find jobs for students once they graduate? At least one Governor thinks it is. On Tuesday, WRAL.COM, North Carolina reported that Gov. Pat McCrory, addressing a national radio audience, is planning to propose legislation that would fund colleges and universities based on the number of students they were able to place in jobs upon graduation.
The Governor's comments underscore the tension between university administrators, who tend to be results driven, and educators, who are concerned with the quality of education students receive.
Do you agree or disagree with the Governor that funding for higher education should depend on how many graduates find jobs?
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