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Should the Government Grade Colleges?

by Bill Hayes

The New York Times’ Room for Debate lets various knowledgeable contributors discuss news events and other timely issues. One recent debate covered: Should the Government Grade Colleges?

The Obama administration is considering a rating system for colleges and universities that receive billions a year in federal loans and grants. Should the government rate schools? What should be done to hold institutions accountable in the face of lower graduation rates, rising student debt and lack of access for the poor and minorities? [more]