What’s the Matter with Koch U?

May 11, 2011 | Blog

There’s much ado in Madison today about the news that the Koch Bros. made a $1.5 million gift to the…

Continue Reading →

UW-Madison is Elite, But it Doesn’t Have to be Elitist

May 9, 2011 | Blog

Several critics of the New Badger Partnership contend that the policy will accelerate the development of UW-Madison as an elitist…

Continue Reading →

Who Should Pay for Public Higher Education? Who Will?

May 7, 2011 | Blog

On the subject of public higher education, with whom do you agree? Person A: “Since most of the financial benefits…

Continue Reading →

Just the Facts on UW System (Part 1)

May 6, 2011 | Blog

It seems that the advocates for the New Badger Partnership have a new strategy– attack UW System Administration. That attack’s…

Continue Reading →

"I haven’t done my homework, and that’s why I support the Biddy Martin/Scott Walker New Badger Partnership"

May 2, 2011 | Blog

THE FOLLOWING IS A GUEST POST SUBMITTED BY GRANT PETTY, PROFESSOR OF ATMOSPHERIC AND OCEANIC SCIENCES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF…

Continue Reading →

If Not the NBP, Then What?

May 1, 2011 | Blog

As I wrote in a post yesterday, it is standard practice for both public and private colleges and universities to…

Continue Reading →

UW-Madison’s Average Family Income is $90,000?

April 30, 2011 | Blog

Based on the tweets from today’s student conversation with Chancellor Martin, there’s a big myth running around campus: No, the…

Continue Reading →

The Power of the Line Item Veto

April 29, 2011 | Blog

Check it out– what the NBP looks like after Governor Walker exercises his line-item veto. How bad is it? Here’s…

Continue Reading →

Trends at the University of Virginia

April 29, 2011 | Blog

I’ve been getting a lot of questions about what’s happened at other states and other institutions. Trying to balance my…

Continue Reading →

Response to Students for NBP

April 29, 2011 | Blog

I applaud Jon Alfuth of the Students for the New Badger Partnership for attempting to do something the UW-Madison Administration…

Continue Reading →

© 2013 The EduOptimists. All Rights Reserved.