Last month, President Obama kicked off a campus speaking tour to discuss the unaffordability of a college education and to unveil his ideas for addressing this issue. He proposes to create a new college rating system that is based on measures of access; affordability; and student outcomes, including graduation rates, advanced degrees, and earnings after graduation.
In a recent opinion piece of mine published in the As I See It section of the Telegram & Gazette, I offer that the president’s remarks do shine a light on some persistent problems in higher education, including limited transparency and reluctance to share important student outcomes. But this proposed system has numerous flaws.
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