What’s Gone Wrong in Wisconsin? @ProfessorJVH #EdBlogNet

@djvanness guest post,  “What’s Gone Wrong in Wisconsin?” on Cloaking Inequity . K12 educators are stepping up in support. This is just one example of many. We are truly ALL in this together against corporatism and defending public educationa

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❝Bad news always seems to drop on Fridays. Friday May 29, 2015 was a particularly bad news day for Wisconsin and for all of us who believe in academic freedom. On that day, Joint Finance Committee of the State of Wisconsin passed Omnibus Motion #521 on a 12-4 party-line vote, including a $250 million biennium budget cut to UW System, major changes to shared governance (a huge topic for another time) and a complete redefinition of tenure as we know it.

It’s important to recognize that there are two key sections of OM#521.❞

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The National Mobilization for Equity is a coalition of organizations committed to alleviating the present staffing crisis in higher education: three-quarters of the teaching jobs in American colleges are held by underpaid, precarious and poorly-supported contingent faculty. Our long-term goal is to end contingency as the norm. The current untenable situation not only adversely affects all faculty members, both contingent and tenure-track, it also negatively impacts our profession, our students and the quality of their education.

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