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RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Newly inaugurated Gov. Pat McCrory wants to see changes in the way education is funded in North Carolina, with schools recieving states funds based on if their graduates find jobs.

McCrory attacked what he called “the educational establishment” and said the states’s university system needs to be re-vamp its priporities.

Speaking Tuesday morning on Bill Bennett’s national radio program, McCrory said, “Right now we pay based upon the number of students we have, not on the results of the number of jobs they are getting people into.”

McCrory is looking into legislation that would change the formula of how state money is given to universities and community colleges.

“Not based on how many butts in seats but how many butts can get jobs.”

McCrory pointed out that unemployment in North Carolina remains high, but said many  companies can’t find qualified employees.

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