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State Senate Committee to hear from…the University of Phoenix?

The North Carolina Senate Workforce and Economic Development Committee has scheduled a meeting for this Wednesday at noon and here is the official description of the agenda:

“Presentation from the NC Chamber and the University of Phoenix about the workforce needs of manufacturing companies around the state.”

You got that? In a state that is home to some of the best public universities and community colleges in the nation (not to mention several expert homegrown workforce and economic development experts), the North Carolina Senate will discuss the workforce needs of the state with a far right, ALEC-inspired anti-tax lobby group and a controversial for-profit, online college.

Next up (at the risk of giving these folks ideas): The Senate Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Committee discussing the future of the state’s air, land and water with lobbyists for Koch Industries.

3 Comments


  1. LayintheSmakDown

    July 13, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    Maybe they need to get a different perspective than the tired old in state radical progressive, Soros/Z Smith Reynolds inspired pro tax and spend spend spend UNC Chapel Hole line that they get fed every time they turn around.

  2. COMEONREALLY

    July 14, 2015 at 10:28 am

    Agreed. I think there is a large amount of relevance to garnering data from schools (which are accredited and highly sought after in technology) such as the University of Phoenix. To dismiss it would be foolish.

  3. LayintheSmakDown

    July 14, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    Oh, and your post brings up another point. UNC Chapel Hole is well on it’s way to being stripped of accreditation. Their recent application had a LOT of issues that were not good at all and could lead that direction.

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