Demand was even higher during recession
"We have 41,000 people right now on the waitlist for financial-based assistance for our tech colleges and universities," most of them for tech schools.
Claim off by one notch
Under Scott Walker, "right now, we’re 46th in the country in terms of new businesses started."
By one respected source
Wisconsin is "38th in the country in terms of proficiency standards" in student testing.
"The typical Wisconsin worker makes $5,000 less each year than our neighbors in Minnesota" under Gov. Scott Walker’s policies.
Some evidence, but thin
The Wisconsin school voucher program "has no research that shows that it’s going to improve student learning."
Role of discrimination unclear
"In Wisconsin, a woman only earns 80 cents for every $1 a man earns."
Rocky start leads to unspent funds
"Our state economic development agency under Walker, WEDC, actually isn’t even using the funds that are appropriated to it."
One notch better
"We’re 49th in the United States in new businesses created."
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