Note well that UW wants Mo'Money!!!! under the leadership of 'conservative' Tommy Thompson.
(Told ya' so! about Thompson. He's a big spender, always has been.)
Owen has the goods; don't believe the wailing and snorting put out by the UW professional crybabies. Here's the REAL situation:
For some numbers:
In the 2010-11 operating budget, the UW System spent $5.591 billion to educate 178,909 students. That’s $31,251 per student.
In the 2018-19 operating budget, the UW System spent $6.349 billion to educate 164,494 students. That’s $38,597 per student.
If you want to claim inflation… nope. $31,251 in 2010 inflation-adjusts to $35,988 in 2018. UW is still spending $2,609 more per student for not rational reason at all.
More at the link. Thanks to O!