Sunday, May 24, 2015

UW-Madison grads shine through gloomy skies, budget concerns - Dennis Punzel, Wisconsin State Journal

“State schools are the heart and soul of our nation and we so need the brain power that is ignited on these campuses,” said commencement speaker Katie Couric, a graduate of the University of Virginia. “So while the rest of the world, including our fiercest global competitor, China, is racing to imitate our public education system, we cannot afford to tear ours down. “I hope I’m saying that loud enough for the politicians down the road to hear me.” Of course, those politicians would be the Wisconsin legislators who are considering Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed $300 million cut to the UW System, which would include a sizable chunk out of the UW-Madison budget.

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