Price Controls Come To Wisconsin
Last year, Governor Walker and the Legislature approved a two-year tuition freeze for the University of Wisconsin System as part of the State budget. This was the first such freeze in the 42-year history of the UW System.
Last Friday, Governor Walker called for a second two-year tuition freeze.
Over the last decade, tuition in the UW System more than doubled. Increases during this period ranged from 5.5% to 16.7%. At the same time tuition was rising, the UW System was amassing huge surpluses.
The estimate is that for this fiscal year UW-Madison alone will have a $600 million cash surplus. Other schools have smaller cash balances..
Some argue that a tuition freeze will inevitably result in cuts to the System and lead to a decline in the quality of the education being offered students.
During the 1 p.m. hour of Monday's radio show, we'll discuss whether a continued tuition freeze is a good idea? Please feel free to share your thoughts in the Comments section - and be sure to check back later to hear a replay of the segment.