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Andrea Morris The Wisconsin Idea From my understanding, the Wisconsin Idea refers to taking things that students at UW learn on campus and applying them to things in the community. Our service learning in this class will help us to do so because we will be working on service projects outside of the classroom in which we can use our skills that we learn to better the community around us. The Wisconsin Idea strengthens democracy because in a way because those helping to spread their skills and knowledge are making an impact and having a say in decisions that are affecting their
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Unformatted text preview: lives. One example of this was seen in the state capitol during protests last year where protestors chanted, “This is what democracy looks like.” By taking their own knowledge and applying it to real life situations outside of the classroom, common people can have a say in how things in the government are run. Higher education at the UW strengthens democracy because by educating students they are giving them the power to stand up and fight for what they think is right....
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