Sunday, September 8, 2013

Secretary of Education & The President Criticize U.S. News

Just as the annual season for college ratings and rankings is reaching its
high point, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and a key White House
domestic-policy adviser each took swipes Wednesday at the granddaddy of the
genre—the annual U.S. News & World Report college rankings.

The magazine's latest rankings will be out next week, and they have been the
subject of debate since they were first published in 1983. Critics say, for
starters, that they reward elitism and selectivity, are based on factors that
are subject to manipulation by colleges (such as acceptance rates and alumni
giving), and provide parents and prospective students with a distorted view of
the differences between institutions.

You can read more here at Education and the Media,


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