Teaching Assistants’ Association (TAA) Statement on Chancellor Martin Leaving UW-Madison

The Teaching Assistants’ Association (TAA) has had a productive relationship with Chancellor Biddy Martin during her tenure at the University of Wisconsin-Madison though we disagreed with her vision for public education and the structure of the University. “Chancellor Martin has shown great leadership on this campus although her proposal for public authority status would have…

Extraordinary Session Silences Debate on Budget and Collective Bargaining Rights

The people of Wisconsin are back in the streets today, rallying against the Walker agenda to kill collective bargaining in Wisconsin by sneaking a provision to do so into an already devastating budget proposal. “Walker is giving fat tax breaks to corporations and big businesses while attacking social services, accessible healthcare, affordable public education, including nearly…

Judge allows Republican Wis. recalls

We Are Wisconsin and other pro-union groups have filed a permit with the city to camp out on parts of Capitol Square from Saturday through June 20 during the Legislature’s budget session. A meeting was set Friday to work out details, the Journal Sentinel reports. The activists say their “Walkerville” will host speakers, musical performances…

The Truth About the Proposed NBP: LFB Weighs In

The New Badger Partnership is — reportedly– dead. In the meantime, the Legislative Fiscal Bureau has just released its analysis of what Public Authority would look like if the NBP were passed. The report is quite interesting, and in particular I think the following points are worth highlighting: (1) Despite the Chancellor’s claims that what…

UW System’s future unsure

During the debate, which was hosted by the Teaching Assistants’ Association, Chancellor Biddy Martin debated with UW System and United Council representatives to advocate the New Badger Partnership, saying the proposal would serve to preserve the campus’s status as an internationally dominant research university rather than damage the other system campuses. Opponents of the plan…

Martin, TAA debate NBP

The Teaching Assistant Association and United Council invited Chancellor Biddy Martin and 10 other University of Wisconsin affiliates to debate the controversial New Badger Partnership with them Tuesday. The TAA and UC denounced support of the NBP, including the proposal’s recent endorsements from the Wisconsin Business Council and UW-Madison’s Faculty Senate. Members of the TAA,…