That's the fatal flaw in Scott Walker's plan to cut $300 million from the UW and make it more autonomous; college won't be affordable anymore. The same goes for his K-12 cuts. The eventual spread of vouchers and rise of family education savings accounts for K through 12 will shift the burden onto parents, and only parents, for what was once free.
But that's okay because many, mostly Republicans and businesses, will get to freeload off the backs of those who can least afford it. And the wealth gap will get even wider.
Since no one is bringing this up, I can only assume what I'm saying is old fashioned and outdated. The idea that we pay forward is so...yesterday.
I think the School Administrators Alliance said it best with this:
While Gov. Walker continues to boast about Wisconsin’s high ACT test scores, graduation rates and other measures of educational excellence, those results have actually been made possible by generations of Wisconsin citizens investing in a quality system of public schools.