Nearly a decade has passed since Scott Walker took on teachers and other public employees in America’s Dairy Land, virtually eliminating their right to engage in collective bargaining. So what’s the state of the state today? The Have You Heard mobile heads to the Heartland and discovers that the conversation in Wisconsin sounds a lot like what’s happening in states from West Virginia to North Carolina. Public education and the question of how to fund it has emerged as a potent political issue and is driving what could be a big shift in the state’s political makeup. Transcript of the episode available here.
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