Last year Russ Poulin from WCET and I wrote an essay for Inside Higher Ed (also published at e-Literate) describing and countering attempts by the Century Foundation and other activists who were arguing against the State A A coalition of consumer groups, legal aid organizations and unions object to the state of New York joining […]
College Scorecard: With victories like these, who needs failures?
The Department of Education’s new tool for evaluating colleges is…uh…not so great.
IHE Essay: Getting the political facts straight about State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement
The following essay, co-written by Russ Poulin and Phil Hill, was originally published at Inside Higher Ed in response to articles in the New York Times and Inside Higher Ed regarding whether New York state should sign the SARA agreement. A coalition of consumer groups, legal aid organizations and unions object to the state of […]
College Scorecard: ED quietly adds in 700 missing colleges
It’s worth giving credit where credit is due, and the US Department of Education (ED) has fixed a problem that Russ Poulin and I pointed out where they had previously left ~700 colleges out of the College Scorecard. When the College Scorecard was announced, Russ noticed a handful of missing schools. When I did the […]
College Scorecard Article Published In Washington Post
I have written several posts looking at the new College Scorecard and its inherent flaws in the data, often starting with observations from Russ Poulin at WCET. Today Susan Svrluga, education reporter at the Washington Post, posted a new article co-written by me and Russ and titled “Hundreds of colleges missing from Obama’s College Scorecard?”. The […]
Forbes Fantasies: Why Hillsdale College is not in the College Scorecard (hint, boring reasons)
Richard Vedder wrote a particularly uninformed article in Forbes on Friday about the Education Department (ED) not including Hillsdale College in the new College Scorecard. Freed from the burden of facts or research, Vedder let loose the dogs of conspiracy [emphasis in original]. The Obama Administration, with much hype, released its College Scorecard recently, designed to […]
College Scorecard Problem Gets Worse: One in three associate’s degree institutions are not included
Late yesterday I posted about the Education Department (ED) new College Scorecard and how it omits a large number of community colleges based on an arbitrary metric. In particular, the Education Department (ED) is using a questionable method of determining whether an institution is degree-granting rather than relying on the IPEDS data source. In a nutshell, […]