He may have lost his bid for the Republican presidential nomination last year, but Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker remains the bête noire of the Left in one of its gestational cradles, particularly in the public school system.
“The Occupy movement didn’t start on Wall Street,” Governor Walker told the crowd at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). “It started on my street.”
“The tipping point was when a bunch of protesters showed up dressed as zombies for a special Olympics event.”
Similarly, he was familiar with the type of treatment U. S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos recently received when she attempted to visit a public school that blocked her entrance. “We once showed up at a public school where they had sealed the door shut,” Governor Walker remembered. “We got the door off the hinges and went in there and did what we came to do—read to the kids.”
In like fashion, as you can see from the academe blog maintained by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), the higher education establishment is also unhinged by the existence of Governor Walker. Nonetheless, arguably his policies are student-friendly.
“We’ve frozen tuition four years in a row and in this budget we’re actually going to lower it,” Governor Walker told the crowd at CPAC.
You can watch his speech below:
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