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Obama College Scorecard

Keeping Score: New Iteration and Limitations of the College Scorecard

Eboni M. Zamani-Gallaher | Posted 10.07.2015 | College
Eboni M. Zamani-Gallaher

The College Scorecard endeavors to provide those college-bound with institutional data to make informed decisions in selecting which college to attend based on factors such as costs, completion rates, etc. Nonetheless, there is a wrinkle considering the way in which completion is calculated.

College Scorecard Sandbags Equity in Higher Education

Patricia McGuire | Posted 09.13.2015 | College
Patricia McGuire

The College Scorecard completely ignores the increasingly non-traditional nature of the nation's undergraduate student body today, and instead, presents data as if most college students are privileged children whiling away four years in some grove of academic luxury.

Student Loans, R.I.P.

Bob Hildreth | Posted 05.05.2014 | College
Bob Hildreth

It seems that the government is gathering kindling for a big bonfire.

Why Obama's College Scorecard Falls Short

Dr. Laura Perna | Posted 05.11.2013 | College
Dr. Laura Perna

The College Scorecard -- a recent White House effort to help Americans find the best value for their education dollars -- doesn't do enough to help the disturbing number of people for whom college continues to be unattainable.

The Department of Education's College Scorecard

Tim_Hall | Posted 05.08.2013 | College

Although it provides college-bound students with some useful information, it misleads them about institutional performance by focusing on the six-year graduation rate to "score" colleges and universities. Use of the six-year rate is misleading for two primary reasons.

New Tool Eases College Process

The Miami Hurricane | Posted 05.02.2013 | College
The Miami Hurricane

With the College Scorecard, students have a service that wouldn't be provided elsewhere. Even if students research colleges on their own, they are more likely to find information that is skewed, biased or disorganized.

A Scorecard Is No Way to Pick a College

Patricia McGuire | Posted 04.23.2013 | College
Patricia McGuire

Nowhere in the recently released White House "college scorecard" can I find a section about a school's worth in inspiring careers in public service, working for social justice, living simply, not exalting money as the only benchmark worth talking about. Instead, it equates excellence with salaries.

Obama, Rubio Offer Similar Prescriptions For College Aid Changes

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama challenged Congress in his State of the Union Address Tuesday night to reform how college financial aid is distributed, and onc...