Do College Rankings Belong on the Sports Pages?

USA“College rankings may not be to blame for the decline in the quality of higher education in the United States, but they are doing little, if anything, to help. That was the nearly unanimous consensus of a panel of speakers from across the ideological spectrum who gathered here today at the American Enterprise Institute to discuss how the nation assesses the performance of its colleges. Speakers suggested a variety of alternative approaches, including Europe’s lead in setting learning-outcome standards for universities …” (more)

[Eric Kelderman, Chronicle of Higher Education, 18 May]

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