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Walker: UW faculty should do more work

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker says faculty and staff in the University of Wisconsin System should be teaching more classes and doing more work.

He made the comments Wednesday during an interview on WTMJ radio in Milwaukee.

Walker is proposing a 13 percent, $300 million cut to the UW System over two years in exchange for greater autonomy and freedom from state laws and requirements.

Walker has said his proposal would make the university more efficient and effective. He said Wednesday that his proposal would free up UW administration to force faculty and staff to teach more classes and do more work.

University leaders have said the proposed cuts could hurt students, lead to layoffs and reduce educational offerings.

Walker has said he's open to negotiating the size of the cut.

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