The written proof that there was no “drafting error” and that Gov. Scott Walker wanted changes to the Wisconsin Idea in the 2015-17 state budget produced another failure for the governor.
The Center for Media and Democracy and The Progressive magazine took Walker to court, arguing that state law did not allow such an exemption. A Dane County court agreed and ordered the release of the 82 pages of emails Walker was keeping under wraps.
The original concept of charter schools emerged nationally more than two decades ago and was intended to support community efforts to open up education. But critics of today’s market-based charter movement say monied interests have turned those learning labs into models for capital capture.
Walker’s attempt to eliminate language detailing that “Wisconsin Idea” pledge caused a lot of controversy in Wisconsin, and nationally.
The successful open records case brought by CMD and The Progressive caught the governor in a bald-faced lie regarding the Wisconsin Idea.
Records released Friday by Gov. Scott Walker’s office in response to a judge’s order make clear he sought controversial changes in 2015 to the University of Wisconsin System’s mission statement, known as the Wisconsin Idea.
A Dane County judge has ordered Gov. Scott Walker to release emails his administration kept from the public regarding deliberations over the Wisconsin Idea.
Gov. said initial changes were due to ‘drafting error,’ but newly released records show he was a driving force behind them.
A judge has ruled that Gov. Scott Walker’s administration must release most records related to proposed changes to the University of Wisconsin System’s mission statement.
Gov. Scott Walker released 82 pages of records he wanted to keep secret after a judge ordered them to be made public Friday.