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Oct 30

How To Make Sense of College Rankings

Frank Bruni of the New York Times writes about rankings. “Rothwell, who is now at Gallup, conceded that even the best rankings were ‘deeply flawed.’ ‘They don’t measure learning outcomes,’ he told me, ‘and it seems to me that that’s probably the chief goal of higher education: to teach people.’…

‘We should not overlook the effort that it takes to be a serious student,’ Janet Napolitano, the president of the University of California system, told me recently…. ‘You get out of it what you put into it,’ she said.” Read more here.

      
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