UNC system has a new strategic plan

In today’s Pope Center piece, Jenna Ashley Robinson writes about the new strategic plan for the UNC system. She thinks that it’s better than the last plan, but is nevertheless flawed. Especially bad is the absurd goal of having 32 percent of NC workers holding college degrees. That makes no sense at all. Individuals will make the optimal decisions for themselves with regard to the duration and type of education that’s best. There is no more an ideal percentage to have college degrees than there is an ideal percentage who own exercise equipment. The idea that the state will somehow suffer if a lower percentage than the target should choose to get college degrees (which are increasingly dubious in their educational content) is silly.

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  • Pops

    Silly? Individuals with bachelor’s degrees make more money than those without bachelor’s degrees: Fact. Those with a college education have substantially lower unemployment rates by a 2-1 margin: Fact.

    How dare the state of North Carolina have a goal to have more people graduate from college!

    You may not like some of the courses that are taught in liberal studies or English departments, but they teach critical thinking better than any other subjects in college. Maybe you should take a few courses yourself, George.