Posted by: Editorial Post
in The Way We See It on June 21, 2010
From the June 20, 2010 CSI Walworth County Sunday "The Way we see it" column:
This week’s evidence of the disconnect between the public and private sectors comes from the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents, which voted unanimously to hike tuition rates statewide by a whopping 5.5 percent, then whined bitterly about the meager salaries of academic employees.
A large tuition hike in the midst of a grinding recession is emblematic of the indifference government-education officials long have had for the people who pay the bills. It also suggests that the board, which has doubled tuition over the last 10 years, is inclined to dissociative behavior, retreating in troubling times to its happy place, where the public trough runs forever deep with other people’s money.