JSOnline has the news how Wisconsin democrats and Tech schools are looking for more free money.
Mixed reviews for tech schools’ request to boost student aid
By Arthur Thomas of the Journal Sentinel July 22, 2012
While lawmakers in Madison acknowledge the need to invest in Wisconsin’s technical colleges, it remains to be seen if they are willing to nearly double the amount of money available for state-financed student financial aid grants in the next state budget.
Last week the technical college system board requested an additional $34.1 million for Wisconsin Higher Education Grants. The request would be in addition to the nearly $37.6 million the system received in the current budget. Technical college spokeswoman Morna Foy said the money is necessary because of a growing need to help students find a way to pay for school. For the coming school year, the system was not able to give grants to 49,000 eligible students.
Foy said the foundation’s grant program is important, but added that because the program is targeted at jobs with certain employers, it will not be able to replace the higher education grant.
At the end of the article, you see this.
He said the technical college system must focus on the demand for certain jobs within local areas, rather than just getting more students through the door.
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WUPN Op-Ed: So there was no cuts in the current budget and it is still not enough. Where do they get 49,000 students that could not go to school if they didn’t get grant money? Milwaukee and Madison campuses lost 10,000 to 15,00 students each?
If the tech schools would focus on teaching students what they need to know for jobs, instead of propping up the dues for the unions, there would be progress. If you think a lot of the money is for the students, your kidding yourself.
More students = more teachers = more dues to the unions = more money to democrat campaign coffers.
A Side note, Dave Hanson needs to find a different job in November.