Karen T. Davis: Embarrassing boredom

August 26, 2013 

Embarrassing boredom

During the recent CEO forum, Gov. Pat McCrory, in his opening remarks, commented on his day-to-day operations as boring stuff that he spends 80 percent of his time on.

He also said the state’s greatest challenge is making sure the community college system trains people for jobs. “There’s a disconnect between what we’re teaching and what employers need,” he said. “What’s happening is, the tech courses are leaving and the liberal arts are coming in.”

I find it embarrassing and disappointing to hear our governor say his job is boring. He was elected to embrace all aspects of his job and at least appear to take it seriously.

In the matter of the community college system, well, I’m just flabbergasted! This system has served thousands who have learned trades that have served them well in finding gainful employment. In addition, many others would never have been able to attend a four-year university without the system’s college prep program. You don’t even want to get me started on most of the reckless bills that have been passed since he came to his boring governor’s job.

Karen T. Davis

Raleigh

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