Governor Walker Discusses Education Funding in East Troy High School

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is touring the state today, touting the education funding in his budget.  On Monday morning he stopped by East Troy High School.

That includes doubling the amount of money into fab labs like the one here at east troy high school. They are laboratories where students who are interested in tech and other high demanding jobs can learn the technology before entering the workforce.

Governor Walker said the machines students use are identical to ones he sees when he is touring manufacturing plants across the state.  He said that gives Wisconsin students an advantage on employment. 

However, a small group of protesters outside the school are not buying Governor Walker's education policies.

"It fits the immediate workforce needs that we have. It's good opportunity for someone who wants to go directly into manufacturing or computer sciences, or other area, even just having a new appreciation for the work being done in those fields,” said Walker.

"He has increasing funding now, but it seems like it's really just a ploy for reelection. He wants to take credit for boosting funds to schools right here in the home stretch when he really hasn't been much of a proponent of schools before,” said Jim Schweitzer, protester.

Gov. Walker said it's because of these fab labs that some companies are able to hire students straight out of high school in some cases, something he thinks will continue.

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