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Nonprofit sues UW for access to course outlines

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JEFFERSON, Wis. (AP) -- A research and policy group aimed at improving teacher quality is suing to get access to course outlines at the University of Wisconsin's schools of education.

The National Council on Teacher Quality is reviewing teacher colleges around the country. The nonprofit group has met resistance from UW, which has refused to hand over course outlines.

The group is suing the UW System Board of Regents for not complying with information requests the organization made in November under Wisconsin's open records law. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/xwOivT) reports the group filed the complaint Wednesday in Jefferson County court.

The suit contends that the course outlines at 12 UW schools of education are public records. UW officials contend that university course outlines are not public records because they are subject to copyright.

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Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com

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