New emails reveal that the instructions to scrap the Wisconsin Idea from the UW Mission Statement originated with Walker’s Chief of Staff Eric Schutt, who was copied at least twice on the final language.
Presidential hopefuls have been outbidding themselves in touting school vouchers but racial integration was never part of the original design, which was cooked up out of hostility for public schools and first used evade desegregation.
Wisconsin is home to nearly 335,000 Latinos, and 40 percent of these self-identify as Democrats. The LIBRE Initiative is poised to bring Latinos back into the GOP fold just in time for the 2016 election cycle.
The Walker budget slips in an edit to the section on the judicial commission to strike a statutory provision stating that "the salary established for the chief justice of the supreme court shall be different than the salaries established for the associate justices of the Supreme Court."
In addition to unprecedented budget cuts to the University of Wisconsin System, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker struck "the search for truth" and the Wisconsin Idea from the university's mission statement in his executive budget bill unveiled last night.
A recent Rolling Stone article documenting Koch Industries' polluting activities, regulatory violations and penalties, and extractive goals has sparked a string of personal attacks on the reporter, Tim Dickinson.