The political rhetoric that irritates Eric Kaler


University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler tells The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead what he thinks of politicians’ criticism of higher education, its perceived bias and its cost:

“I think that’s probably some of the most dangerous demagoguery out there. I don’t know any problem that is better tackled by having less-educated people work on it.”

He also offers one quip:

“People tell me, ‘Well, Steve Jobs didn’t graduate from college,’ Well, that’s true, but I bet a whole lot of people who work for Apple went to college.”

(I definitely see what he means, but I do wonder whether some people might draw the wrong conclusion from that statement.)

Either way, read the full story here.