Gubernatorial Candidates Silent on Higher Education

Todd Finkelmeyer of The Capital Times has a great article about how little higher education has been discussed in the current gubernatorial recall campaigns. Finkelmeyer spoke to several UW-Madison faculty members including PROFS President Bill Tracy. Tracy argues that regardless of who wins the election, the state must reinvest in public higher education in order to improve the state’s job growth and economy:

“We’re in a divided and unstable time, and I really hope no matter what happens that after the elections we can move forward and make higher ed a priority. Basically, everybody agrees that to be competitive in the information age and the high-tech age, people need to develop skills. But Wisconsin has one of the lowest proportions of people with at least a bachelor’s degree in the upper Midwest, and that’s not healthy for our competitiveness in jobs.”