Friday, April 26, 2019

Chapter 6 UPDATE. State Higher Education Executives Officers Association confirms Scott Walker's shameful higher education legacy

The company Scott Walker's Wisconsin keep As other states’ per-student spending on higher education started to partially recover from cuts made during the Great Recession, Wisconsin experienced among the country’s largest declines between 2013 and 2018, according to a recent report. 
The State Higher Education Executive Officers Association reported earlier this month that just three states — Oklahoma, West Virginia and Mississippi — saw a larger drop over that time.
Wisconsin:  Dead last among other Big 10 states
Source:   SHEF: FY 2018State Higher Education Finance (arrows added)

Original 12/13/2018 post, "Chapter 6.  Scott Walker's shameful legacy (the higher education edition)", starts here.

Forbes, 8/14/2015
Wisconsin State Journal, 11/23/2016
Isthmus, 10/19/2017
Eau Claire Leader Telegram, 5/10/2018

Related reading:
Scott Walker's cuts to UW were devastating.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 6/23/2018)
I started my graduate studies at UW-Madison in 2014 and saw firsthand the devastating effects of Walker’s cuts to the university. Gov. Walker cut state support of the University of Wisconsin System's budget by $250 million in 2015. The shock of such a large cut led to many researchers, who bring millions to the university in federal grants and provide high-quality research and teaching, to look for positions outside of Wisconsin.
Just desserts:
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s assault on public education could be coming back to bite him.  (Washington Post, 10/16/2018)
This was the beginning of a July news story in the Capital Times in Madison, Wis., about Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign for a third term as a Republican governor: 
When Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker started branding himself "the pro-education governor," one of his Democratic opponents said he "thought it was a joke from The Onion.

More on Scott Walker's legacy:
December 2018
The first 3 chapters:  environment, transportation, corrections. (12/12/2018)
Chapter 4:  Wisconsin families can't afford basic necessities edition.  (12/12/2018)
Chapter 5:  Scott Walker's shameful legacy: The black-white high-school graduation gap edition.  (12/12/2018)
Chapter 6. Scott Walker's shameful legacy (the higher education edition).  (12/13/2018)

January 2019
Taking credit where no credit is due.  (1/7/2019)
Not telling the whole story.  (1/7/2019)
Gliding over the disparities.  (1/7/2019)
Voter suppression.  (1/7/2019)
Teacher bashing compounded by cuts to education.  (1/8/2019)
Just fine and dandy with treading water over high school graduation rates.  (1/8/2019)
And then, to make matters worse, he apparently hacks his son's Twitter account.  (1/9/2019)
Dear Scott Walker, You forgot to mention this part of "OUR LEGACY".  Best, Retiring Guy.  (1/12/2019)
Scott Walker's toxic legacy: "Power to the people" hypocrisy" (Taking away local control).  (1/12/2019)
Pay to play the groundwater contamination way.  (1/12/2019)
Addicted to political slogans.  (1/12/2019)
The Lincoln Hills/Copper Lake youth prison scandal.  (1/16/2019)
Job creation and broken promises, Foxconn and in general.  (1/19/2019)
Blaming his predecessor.  (1/19/2019)
Fast-tracking bills, stifling public participation.  (1/23/2019)

February 2019
UW Regents as campaign donors' club.  (2/8/2019)
Act 10, not working. (2/15/2019)
Scott Walker environmental legacy UPDATE: Little to no review, lax enforcement, more contaminated groundwater.  (4/22/2019)

April 2019
Frac sand nightmare.  (4/25/2019)

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