Hampton: Colleges should focus on jobs-producing programs

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky’s lieutenant governor has told a student newspaper that colleges and students should focus on programs that produce jobs.

In an article posted on the Eastern Kentucky University newspaper’s website Thursday, Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton was quoted as saying: “I would not be studying history.”

The Eastern Progress, the student newspaper, also reported that Hampton called higher education a “privilege” and “not a right,” The Courier-Journal (http://cjky.it/1VdW1xU ) reports.

The campus newspaper also quoted her as suggesting she does not want her taxes to support universities.

Hampton later said on Twitter that education has been a key part of her success.


Information from: The Courier-Journal, http://www.courier-journal.com


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