College rankings are ‘a joke,’ Education Secretary says

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: “Education Secretary Miguel A. Cardona called college rankings ‘a joke,’ and took aim at selective colleges’ obsession with them … ‘Many institutions spend enormous time and money chasing rankings they feel carry prestige, but in truth do little more than Xerox privilege,’ Cardona said, attributing the phrase to the president of a historically Black college. There’s a ‘whole science behind climbing up the rankings’ that leads to misplaced priorities, Cardona said. The best-resourced colleges are playing a prestige game instead of centering ‘measures that truly count,’ he said.” 

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