UW History professor and conservative John Sharpless came out fiercely against Scott Walker's plans for the UW. Sharpless knows the UW and offers an unfiltered perspective from the inside. He and former legislator and Democratic Party Chair Joe Wineke rightfully leveled off on Walker, and made their case against the UW cuts and the plan to give it autonomy.
In the first audio clip from WPR's Joy Cardin Show, John Sharpless explained the value of the university and what the faculty really does. Oh, and he takes a nice shot a Walker.
Giving the UW autonomy means:
Sharpless: "the university will be driven by this famous marketplace, so federal power combined with corporate power will determine the university agenda."
The caller in the next clip triggered an incredible rant from Sharpless about what people really want from Wisconsin.
Sharpless: "It's not a Republican tradition in this state, to destroy infrastructure, I don't know what that's all about. This recent rhetoric shocks me."
UW faculty aren't the fat cats you hear conservative legislators and radio hosts blather on and on about.