While Democrats look for solutions to revitalize the UW system, Republican’s refuse to acknowledge the devastating impacts of their $250 million funding cuts from the UW system, going so far to cancel meetings that describe the consequences of these cuts. The summaries specify a mix of service reductions and job cuts due to bought out employees, not renewing contracts, lay offs, and closing vacant positions.
UW-Green Bay, UWM, and UW-Madison have all reported on the negative impacts Walker’s budget cuts are having on their ability to provide a quality education to their students. This includes cuts to staff, reduced number of classes and services for students, and top professors are leaving the UW system because of a lack of tenure and resources.
“The UW system used to be the gold standard of public higher education. If Walker keeps paying for his campaign donors’ tax breaks with budget cuts to the UW system, our higher public education system is going to fall even further behind,” Kozloski said
This is exactly why we need Democrats in office, who unlike the Republicans, have plan a plan that prioritizes our children’s future by investing in public higher education. If we want to build a stronger Wisconsin, we must strengthen and improve the UW-system.