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Wide White: UC is out the door at RF

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

UC is out the door at RF

For those who haven't heard of United Council, they're an organization funded by UW-System students' tuition dollars to lobby for student causes at the capital.

What they really do is set up left-wing rallies and fight against lower taxes (such as TABOR and TPA) because, of course, this will result in higher tuition. (Never mind the fact that they've been useless as tuition has gone up 50% under Jim Doyle, and they haven't screamed bloody murder about him.) They also pass numerous meaningless resolutions.

They are currently opposing legislation to end same-day registration, something most states don't have anyway.

My alma mater, UW-River Falls, just voted them out, 662-294. My only regret is that it didn't happen while I was a student there.

Other schools that have left UC over the last few years: UW-Stout, UW-Platteville (just a few weeks ago), and UW-Oshkosh.

There are sure to be more to come, as many of the students opposing UC at UW-RF - including those who led and organized the opposition - are moderates and liberals.

They recognize that UC is simply ineffective, and it's about time the state legislature (or whoever has the power - I'm assuming it's them) recognize that and remove the requirement for every school to hold a vote every two years.



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