Governor Walker: "No reason" changes he's championed to public education can't be pushed nationwide

MADISON -- Governor Scott Walker says in an opinion column that there's "no reason" changes he championed to public education in Wisconsin can't be pushed nationwide.

Walker doesn't say in the column published Wednesday, June 10th in the Des Moines Register which specific parts of his education agenda enacted in Wisconsin he would want to see nationwide. Walker is positioning himself for an expected run for president.

In the column, Walker touts the curtailing of teacher union rights he signed into law in 2011. He says the changes replaced a "broken system in Wisconsin" by doing away with protections for seniority and tenure.

He says, "we need to push big, bold reforms" and "if we can do it in Wisconsin, there is no reason we can't push positive education reforms across the country."