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UW President Tommy Thompson wants task force to examine higher education

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Posted at 3:16 PM, Aug 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-27 14:29:06-04

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin System President Tommy Thompson is calling on the Legislature and Gov. Tony Evers to set up a task force to re-examine every aspect of higher education in the state.

Thompson said during a Zoom interview with President Jeff Mayers on Thursday that the system keeps doing the same things, which is leading to more student debt, more buildings and more classrooms.

He says the system should establish its own robust distance learning program, stop duplicating courses at different campuses, and figure out a better way to deliver degrees. He didn't offer any specific goals.

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