Skip to comments.Governor Walker Creates Mainstream Education Reform
Posted on 03/10/2015 6:40:09 AM PDT by Academiadotorg
Although frequently branded as far-Right, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walkers proposals, at least on the education front, are surprisingly middle-of-the-road, or at least are becoming mainstream.
At least two of them are gaining acceptance in some surprising environs. The February 27, 2015 issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education carries a headline which reads, Republican governors seek big cuts at colleges.
Nevertheless, such heretical thoughts have gone well beyond the GOP Establishment. At George Washington University, University President Steven Knapp sent a memo to GW community members on Monday, explaining that 5 percent budget cuts across campus stem from a decrease in graduate enrollment, Mary Ellen McIntire reported in The GW Hatchet on March 2, 2015. Knapp wrote that tuition revenue makes up nearly 75 percent of the Universitys total revenue, and that graduate and professional enrollment have dropped by about 1,200 students.
To make up for those drops, faculty and staff are planning new academic programs and cutting costs in divisions across the University. On February 23, McIntire had filed a story on February 23 that showed that University Writing (UW) instructors at GWU are now teaching larger classes in an effort to control costs:
The enrollment cap for each UW section rose to 17 students this spring, allowing the program to offer fewer classes and cut costs, Derek Malone-France, the programs executive director, said last week.
any success by a Republican governor will be met by cries of ‘sell-out’ , ‘RINO’ and ‘GOPe’ here by some.
The only acceptable record for them is no new laws, no successful repeals and lots of shutdowns.
Anything else is a sellout.
Walker does it again.
“Republican leaders in Congress ought to be pro-life. They spend so much time in the fetal position.” —M. Stanton Evans. I don’t think this can be said of Governor Walker yet.
Yah well, “President Walker” rolls right off my lips, no problemo!
How about the pro-life abortion regulation bills he signed into law in WI ?
I haven't seen Paul or Cruz getting any anti-abortion bills into law, and certainly not in states like WI.
not to mention cutting funding for Planned Parenthood. I’ve been hearing plans for that in D. C. for about 10 years as their budget just goes up.
The ‘get nuthin dunners’ say he's a sellout for not vetoing any antiabortion bill that does not outright ban all abortions, anything else is a sellout
BTW : our Senate candidates : Paul, Cruz, rub, Grahamnesty,... are not held to that standard because they don't pass or veto anything there.
For the most part their votes there are irrelevant.
Walker’s education reforms are meeting with applause by some in academia.
FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.
I like that he is taking the University establishment on, in a firm first step..
Frankly, I don’t want a reactionary leader that moves too many mountains, and does it for political reasons, without a solid plan in place that doesn’t at least try to bring the majority of the people with him or her..
I want everything to change NOW, but life doesn’t work that way..
I am beginning to really trust this guy..
You'd like him, carlo3b; and you'd know him personally, if you lived here. He's no iconoclast, keeping himself squirrled away and hob-nobbing only with the high-falutin'. I can't even count the number of times I've met with Walker and members of his family at various functions.
I’ve been told that several times, and am not surprised.. I’m on board.. Bring’em on.. LOL
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