Monday, August 25, 2014

“Student aid won’t be around in 10 years if we don’t do something to distinguish the good guys from bad guys,”

... said King Alexander, president of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.

"Louisiana State University President King Alexander said he has worked closely with the Education Department in the past, helping to craft a college scorecard that is a precursor to the ratings plan."

see Businessweek article: Obama College Ratings Drive Wedge as State Schools Show Support

Janet Napolitano, who stepped down as secretary of the Department of Homeland Security last year to become president of the University of California system, voiced skepticism in a January letter to Education Secretary Arne Duncan.

“One must question the costs associated with devising yet another ratings system,” given the amount of information already available, she said in the letter.

(wonder what she thinks of UC Path project costs...)

You might remember Alexander from a couple years ago at the Cal Travers conference presentation: here.

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