Wisconsin not the only state cracking down on campus protests


Wisconsin is not alone in aiming to curb free speech on college campuses. Republican-led state legislatures in Arizona, Georgia and North Carolina have imposed similar policies on public colleges and universities, and bills to establish campus speech guidelines are under consideration in at least seven other legislatures. > NY Times

Fact check: On two education campaign promises, Scott Walker falters

During his successful 2014 campaign for a second term, Gov. Scott Walker promised to repeal Common Core standards for K-12 schools, and to provide universal access to college courses. When PolitiFact Wisconsin checked these promises two years ago, they rated both of them “Stalled”. And since then, the governor hasn’t made much progress.

Oh, the humanities! Wisconsinites fight efforts to kill off university majors

UW-Stevens Point made national headlines in March when it announced plans to eliminate thirteen majors in the humanities and social sciences, blaming a $4.5 million budget shortfall. Just how far can the politics of resentment go in dismantling public education? > The Progressive

Evers: Can’t wait to replace UW regents


Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Tony Evers can’t wait to replace his UW System Board of Regents colleagues. Evers made the remarks during a protest Wednesday over plans to cut 13 liberal arts majors at UW-Stevens Point and a $250 million cut the system took in the 2015-2017 state budget. > AP News

Gubernatorial candidate Vinehout visits Northwoods, talks school funding


Talking to school districts and community members as she tours the Northwoods, state Sen. Kathleen Vinehout (D-Alma) says one of the main reasons she’s running for governor is to “change the school funding formula.” > NBC 12 Rhinelander

Many Wisconsin school districts prioritizing to spend more on safety


School district across Wisconsin are making the decision to earmark funds to improve school safety and defer other capital projects. Wisconsin Public Radio takes a look at what a few districts have in the works.

Governor candidate Vinehout campaigns in Reedsburg

State Senator and gubernatorial candidate Kathleen Vinehout campaigned in Reedsburg last week. Representing western Wisconsin’s 31st district, Vinehout aims to expand affordable healthcare, make tuition free at tech colleges and two year campuses, raise wages and provide alternatives to incarceration for those suffering from addiction and mental illness.  > Juneau County Star-Times