Thursday, February 11, 2016

Is Wisconsin lagging nation in support for higher ed? - Karen Herzog, Journal Sentinel

While much of the nation is steadily boosting state funding for higher education, several recent reports suggest the opposite is true in Wisconsin, though the governor's office argues that's not the full story. Nationally, state support for higher education went up an average 4.1% for this fiscal year, according to the Grapevine report released last week. Wisconsin was among nine states that cut funding between fiscal 2015 and 2016 of the 48 states with finalized budgets. No other states with Big 10 schools and finalized budgets made cuts, though Illinois and Pennsylvania have not yet passed their budgets, and higher education funding is a pressure point in a budget standoff in Illinois. http://www.jsonline.com/news/education/is-wisconsin-lagging-nation-in-support-for-higher-ed-b99661272z1-367112621.html

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