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Scott Walker's Latest Target: College Professors

DES MOINES, IA - JUNE 06:  Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker gets ready to participate in a Roast and Ride event hosted by fres
DES MOINES, IA - JUNE 06: Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker gets ready to participate in a Roast and Ride event hosted by freshman Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) on June 5, 2015 near Des Moines, Iowa. Ernst is hoping the event, which featured a motorcycle tour, a pig roast, and speeches from several 2016 presidential hopefuls, becomes an Iowa Republican tradition. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

As Republican Gov. Scott Walker prepares to campaign for president as the man who tamed Wisconsin’s unions, he’s taking on a new labor fight: weakening tenure protections for professors at public colleges and universities.

Walker insists that by allowing the University of Wisconsin system Board of Regents, 16 of whose 18 members are appointed by the governor, to set tenure policies instead of having tenure protections spelled out in state law will help give the state university system more flexibility and financial leverage.

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