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Regents finally realize getting students through faster saves money



It seems so simple. So simple, and smart, its a wonder it hasn’t been thought of before. Making it easier, and faster, for students to get a college degree. The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents is finally coming up with plans to get students to graduate sooner. The idea is hardly rocket science, but it has been elusive thus far. Plans include expanding college credit courses in our high schools. These classes challenge the best and brightest, and earn them tuition credits when they take their AP tests. They want to make it easier to transfer college credits between the UW System and the Wisconsin Technical College System. Just like real people do in real life. The Regents issued a statement that says “If a student can graduate in a shorter amount of time, they pay less.” Gee, thanks for that brilliant insight professor. The fact is, they are right. We should make it easier and faster for college students to graduate so they can join our workforce. But why is it only now those in charge of our higher education system seem to finally be figuring that out?

Scott Robert Shaw serves as WIZM Program Director and News Director, and delivers the morning news on WKTY, Z-93 and 95.7 The Rock. Scott has been at Mid-West Family La Crosse since 1989, and authors Wisconsin's only daily radio editorial, "As I See It" heard on WIZM each weekday morning and afternoon.

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