Wisconsin’s governor, Scott Walker, said late Wednesday that his proposal to remove the public-service focus of the public university system’s mission was a “drafting error.”Drafting error. Right.
Earlier on Wednesday, it was revealed that Mr. Walker had proposed replacing the so-called Wisconsin Idea, which devotes the system to reaching “every family in the state,” with language that puts meeting “the state’s workforce needs” front and center, the Journal Sentinel reported.
Earlier this week Mr. Walker sparked a debate over professors’ duties when he suggested they consider teaching one more class per semester. That came amid the fallout of Mr. Walker’s proposal that $300-million be cut from the system over two years.