After Gov. Scott Walker made changes to the state budget requiring the UW System to double the number of courses offered through its online Flexible Option
program over the next two years, WISCAPE's Noel Radomski questioned the program's rapid growth.
“Is this really addressing the real needs of adult learners?” he asked in a Wisconsin State Journal article
about the changes.
Radomski noted in the article that "it has been hard to find detailed statistics about student outcomes in Flexible Option, or the money and staff time that has gone into building up the program and its support services, which include advising, financial aid and course development."
He attributed the growth "more to the political appeal of competency-based education than the merits of Flexible Option itself."