Comrade wrote:Evers just disqualified himself for the job with his video announcing his candidacy.
He claimed the solution to building our economy was education??!??
Hasn't he ever heard of what is known here as the "brain drain"?
The people of Wisconsin have invested billions in education for children in Wisconsin only to have them leave the state permanently after graduating the UW.
Seriously--we have alumni who are spread all over the world doing all kinds of things.
That's good, BUT it didn't help build the economy here and the good people who pay for it don't benefit when the grads get great jobs in Seattle, LA, or New York.
If that's all he has, then he has nothing....
This is one of the most misguided posts I have ever seen on this forum. It shows a complete lack of understanding of the economic realities of education.
Such as, the greatest benefits to the state of Wisconsin, from the very beginning, has been due to education.
Do I really need to explain the Wisconsin Idea, and how every dollar spent on the UW system has led to many dollars in economic benefit? How from the beginning the UW concentrated its research on the dairy industry, leading to Wisconsin becoming America's Dairyland? Or how in 2017 by far the biggest growth in jobs is in high tech
and biotech jobs in the Madison area, which are all directly or indirectly dependent on the presence of UW? Or how many college educated people move TO Wisconsin for jobs, and that the education system is one of the biggest selling points? Or how almost every PhD I know in Wisconsin was educated out of state, often in foreign lands? Or how many people I know who at some point stayed in Wisconsin just because of the school system for their kids, up to and including the UW?
Or how the high tech and biotech jobs everywhere in the US are in cities with great universities? Around the time I interviewed for a job in Madison, I also had interviews in New Haven, CT and Princeton, NJ. Nope. No good universities around there. I work remotely for a company in the SF Bay Area. That area has UC Berkeley, UCSF (mostly medical sciences), Stanford, etc.
Sorry, but that post was just plain ignorant. The idea that we shouldn't spend money to educate our kids because they might leave the state is pathetic. Do we really want our state to be a cold version of Mississippi?