President Leon Botstein in the Chronicle of Higher Education: “Can We Finally Topple the Tyranny of Rankings?”
After the withdrawal of Yale and Harvard from the U.S. News & World Report law school rankings, Berkeley, Columbia, Georgetown, Stanford, and UCLA shortly followed suit. In an opinion piece for the Chronicle of Higher Education, Leon Botstein, president of Bard College, asks: why stop there? “The embrace of rankings by colleges has damaged the quality of teaching and the link between higher education and democracy,” Botstein writes.
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