“Wisconsin has a proud history as a leader in higher education and what’s happening is appalling,” said Peter Kies, Chair of the Badgers United Board. “UW-Madison has never been in a more precarious position and now is the time for transformative policy decisions to secure the future of our world-class land grant university.”

To address the crisis outlined in the Wisconsin Policy Forum study, Falling Behind, Badgers United has put forward a slate of data-driven solutions for the Legislature’s consideration including increasing in-state support for UW-Madison, a thaw of the in-state undergraduate tuition freeze, providing UW-Madison with the financial flexibility to access credit markets, and investing in the future of UW-Madison.