UW Superior Students Blame State For Lack Of Funding

By KBJR News 1

January 29, 2013 Updated Jan 30, 2013 at 10:47 PM CST

Superior, WI (NNCNOW.com) - Prosperity and a greater quality of life are the aim of those attending a rally at this hour in support for public education at UW Superior.

Some say Wisconsin state officials are lacking involvement with public K-12 and higher education.

Since the 1970's the tuition to attend a UW school, has tripled and state aid has declined.

Speakers include representatives from the American Federation of Teachers–Wisconsin, Wisconsin State Employees Union locals and community members.

"We thought it was time to come together and actually do something positive, which is to talk about why we need turn that trend around and actually start rebuilding and reinvesting in our public education systems," Joel Sipress, a UWS professor and event organizer, said.

"Plain and simple, the year by year increases need to stop on the cost of tuition for Wisconsin state students needs to stop. We have to cap it. We have to say, you can increase our tuition based on inflation but nothing else," Graham Garfield, a UWS student leader, said.

On February 19th, students in the UW system will be heading to Madison for a rally against the increase to public education.

Justin Reis, NNC.
jreis@kbjr.com