Monday, July 27, 2015

Walker budget changes to higher education will undermine the UW System - NICHALOUS POGORELEC, Badger Herald

Gov. Scott Walker’s relationship with higher education has been bad from the get-go. One of his opponents’ main critiques is he dropped out of school at Marquette University and never received a degree. A peek into the language of Walker’s budget shows he’s adamant to maintain his poor relationship with higher education in the state. The 2015-17 biennial budget includes a $250 million cut to the University of Wisconsin System, eliminates current tenure laws and includes major reforms to shared governance. It may be Walker’s history with college education that explains his animosity for academia, but one thing is certain: these cuts will severely undermine Wisconsin’s world-class public university system.

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