Walk-O-Meter

Universal access to college courses

Expand course options so no child, regardless of where they live or their income will be denied the same opportunity other students have to access college level courses of their choosing.


Sources:

Wisconsin’s Comeback Plan, Walker campaign, July 2014

Subjects: Education

Updates

Proposal was cut from state budget

In July 2014, while campaigning for re-election, Gov. Scott Walker released a plan called "Continuing Wisconsin's Comeback."

It contained several promises relating to higher education, including this one:

"Expand course options so no child, regardless of where they live or their income will be denied the same opportunity other students have to access college-level courses of their choosing."

We asked Walker spokeswoman Laurel Patrick about the pledge in late December 2015. She said Walker's 2015-'17 state budget included a proposal to continue the Universal Access to College Courses program. But that it was not part of the final budget adopted by the Legislature.

As for the future, Patrick said Walker would announce a number of higher education initiatives in his State of the State speech, set for Jan. 19, 2016.

Until something more concrete surfaces, our rating for this promise is Stalled.

Sources:

Email exchange, Gov. Scott Walker press secretary Laurel Patrick, Dec. 24, 2015