Wednesday, February 04, 2015

This is not about saving money in the state budget

So basically Scott Walker wants to end the University of Wisconsin's status as a well-respected higher educational and research institution and turn it into a vocational school. Look at these edits:

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He is adding in the mission of "meet[ing] the state's workforce needs" but taking out the missions of "extend[ing] knowledge, "serv[ing] and stimulate society," and "the search for truth." I'm surprised that Walker didn't change the words "to serve and stimulate society" into "to serve the state's customers."

(via MatthewB on FB)

UPDATE: Due to the sudden negative attention, Governor Walker is backtracking and claiming the above edits to Section 1111 (that look pretty intentional to me) were just a "drafting error." I hate when that happens.