Is this the beginning of the end of the ‘U.S. News’ Rankings’ dominance?
From The Chronicle of Higher Education: “Less than one week after the dean of Yale Law School announced she would no longer cooperate with U.S. News & World Report on its annual rankings, several of her peers have followed suit. As of Tuesday, deans at 10 of the 15 top-ranked law schools had said they would stop sending their data to U.S. News. … In their announcements, the deans criticized the algorithm that U.S. News analysts use to produce the rankings. ‘The rankings rely on flawed survey techniques and opaque and arbitrary formulas, lacking the transparency needed to help applicants make truly informed decisions,’ wrote Kerry Abrams, dean of Duke Law. The methodology creates ‘perverse incentives,’ wrote Jenny Martinez, Stanford Law School’s dean.”View the full article from The Chronicle of Higher Education. [Subscription required.]
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