N.C. governor attacks higher ed, proposes funding colleges by graduates’ jobs

A new voice heard from in the continued trashing of higher education and the liberal arts by conservatives: North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory. Just a few weeks after he took office, more than 12,000 people have already signed a petition blasting his attack on higher education in which he called college students "butts" and said he wants to fund public community colleges and universities based on the number of students who get jobs after graduation.