Monday, November 19, 2012

Performance Funding: They Love This Stuff at the Lumina Foundation and the American Legislative Exchange Council

Gov. Scott Walker unveils agenda for Wisconsin during speech in California.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 11/18/2012)

Excerpt:  Among the proposals was one to tie funding for technical colleges and the University of Wisconsin System with how well those institutions prepare students to take available and needed jobs in Wisconsin.

From Badger Democracy blog (6/21/2012).  As of 2008 Lumina has had a close relationship with ALEC. The Foundation has been pushing policy nationwide to reach their goal of 60% degree attainment in the US by 2025. While this may sound like a lofty goal – the reality of this “attainment goal” has far-reaching (and not always positive) implications for the future of higher education in the US. Beginning in 2008, Lumina has given at least $300,000 per year to ALEC in the form of “Educational Grants”.

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