Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The Non-Ratings Future - Michael Stratford, Inside Higher Ed

After more than two years of anxiety over how the Obama administration planned to judge their institutions, many college and university leaders exhaled deeply earlier this summer when federal officials dropped their plan to create a college ratings system. Many colleges and universities were fiercely opposed to the ratings plan. And it had become among the most contentious fights between colleges and the Obama administration. Now, as the Education Department gets ready to unveil, in the coming weeks, its ratings replacement -- an online college comparison tool -- the project is hardly registering as a blip on the radar screen of many college leaders. https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2015/08/12/ratings-fight-over-education-department-prepares-launch-new-consumer-tool

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