According to the Associated Press:
Gov. Scott Walker says he’s considering several options to keep tuitions affordable in the University of Wisconsin System.
First, no matter what the governor thinks, it costs a serious amount of money to run a world class university. One that he likes to tout for it’s job creation and business spin offs.
But guess what? When you cut state support of the University, it has to get the revenues from other sources and unfortunately one of them is tuition. And the recent increase in the numbers of out of state residents that will be admitted to UW is one of those tuition revenue enhancements.
The governor is eager to tout the universities contribution to the state economy. He often declares that education will close the skills gap and put Wisconsinites back to work. But when it comes right down to it, he’s willing to choke the university instead of nurturing it. Get out of the way Governor and let the UW Board run a university!