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Experts take to WISCAPE blog to examine Walker’s proposal for UW System

January 30, 2015

In an effort to inform the public about Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to grant the UW System more freedoms and flexibilities from the state, while at the same time cutting $300 million from its budget, those associated with the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education are posting a series of articles to the WISCAPE blog.

Among the articles posted include:

• WISCAPE Director Noel Radomski offers an outline of the proposal and its potential implications.

• Nicholas Hillman, an assistant professor with UW-Madison's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, discusses possible consequences based on current research.

• UW-Madison's Sara Goldrick-Rab, a professor with the Department of Educational Policy Studies and the founding director of the Wisconsin HOPE Lab, explains how the governor's proposal could hinder educational opportunities for students and families throughout the state.

• And, Johann Neem, a WISCAPE affiliate who currently is a faculty fellow at the University of Virginia, reflects on how a more autonomous UW System might impact the liberal arts.

Additional articles posted as of Feb. 4 include:

• Jason Lee, outreach programs manager at WISCAPE, discusses the language of the higher education budget debate.

• And Jim Rosenberg of UW-Marathon County shares his perspective on how the proposal breaks faith with UW Colleges and local partners.

WISCAPE's mission is to promote the creation and sharing of ideas for addressing Wisconsin's postsecondary education challenges. The WISCAPE blog will be updated with posts throughout the state’s budget process.